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As I read the recent news article about flag policy in Holden, Eddington, and Clifton schools, my initial reaction was, “Why is display of a rainbow flag restricted in district schools?” Although the display of a rainbow flag is viewed favorably by many as a symbol of the inherent value of all people, it may be interpreted as a political symbol as well. In the same vein, a MAGA flag is a symbol of many people’s sincerely held political beliefs.
I believe that teachers and administrators can be models of inclusive and accepting behavior without opening the political “can of worms” about which flags are appropriate in school. Upon further reflection, I believe the flag policy as described in the article was a wise decision by the school board.