A Stuart Middle School teacher has been removed from the classroom after he burned two American flags in class during a lesson on freedom of speech, Jefferson County Public Schools officials said. Dan Holden, who teaches seventh-grade social studies, burned small flags in two different classes Friday and asked students to write an opinion paper about it, district spokeswoman Lauren Roberts said. A teacher in the school district since 1979, Holden has been temporarily reassigned to non-instructional duties pending a district investigation. The district also alerted city fire officials, who are conducting their own investigation."Certainly we're concerned about the safety aspect," Roberts said, along with "the judgment of using that type of demonstration in a class."
Ok, the parents got upset, so the school
investigates.....ok.Stop! No one is worried about fire safety!Stuart sixth-grader Kelsey Adwell, 11, said students were abuzz about
the incident yesterday.Excellent! I want teachers to do things to spark discussion. He didn't tell them it was good. He didn't tell them it was bad. He said "Go home and talk about it." Read the whole articlehere.
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