(Conservative Tribune) – Teachers at a public school in Chicago have a lot of explaining to do after they disrespected the American flag… all while calling it a “lesson.”
According to Fox News, employees of York High School put a U.S. flag on the floor of the school library on Tuesday, and left it there all day. To make matters worse, the teachers apparently knew that putting a flag on the ground was considered disrespectful, but did it on purpose.
“It was used for students to reconcile their feelings about current issues and whether their First Amendment rights are protected,” Principal Erin DeLuga stated in a vague letter to parents.
“The purpose of the forum was to explore the complexities of the constitutionally protected right of free speech by examining real cases,” the school administrator continued.
It’s not clear how throwing a flag on the floor helps students “reconcile their feelings,” whatever that means.
The public quickly became outraged when photos of the disgraced flag began circulating.
“This is just plain disrespectful,” a former student stated. “I was taught at a very young age the flag never touches the ground. Never! I am so upset at this sorry excuse for educating today’s youth.”
“I am appalled at this form of teaching,” another alumnus posted on Facebook. “You say that this in no way was mean to be disrespectful, but in all reality it most certainly was.”
The reality is that thousands of Americans — including black citizens — fought and died to protect the flag and everything that it represents. Throwing it on the floor even as some sort of twisted “lesson” fails to respect their sacrifices, and it’s insulting and tone-deaf.
That disrespect is made worse by the fact that public educators who are paid by American taxpayers are the ones encouraging this kind of behavior.
Instead of teaching students that treating the American flag like a rug is fine, they should be educating the next generation about past sacrifices and the reasons we treat our banner with respect.
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