As a result of the publicity generated by the flag incident at Bauder Elementary School in Ft. Collins this week (see articles below from the past couple of days), Greeley Report received a communique from Poudre Schools. In all fairness to the district, it is reprinted, verbatim, below.
"Bauder Elementary School serves a diverse international population of students. As a means of recognizing the varied nationalities of students, flags from the students’ respective countries fly within the school’s center lobby. The American flag always sits highest in the center of a window alcove with the other nation flags being tilted from a lower position.
On Monday, August 29, Bauder Elementary School Principal Brian Carpenter became aware that the American flag had been moved to a side wall where other nationality flags reside when the center court is full.
Mr. Carpenter immediately moved the flag back to its rightful spot in the center of the flag display. Mr. Carpenter noted that the American flag was in a different position when he found it than was shown in the picture originally published online."
Greeley Report has requested photo authentication of this fact, and commends the school for taking appropriate action. Teachers and administrators face constant challenges, and Greeley Report is cognizant of this fact. Greeley Report is also aware of the fact that the public education system is a hotbed of political correctness, and has more questions than answers at this point.
- Who moved the U.S. flag?
- Who displayed it in a subservient position to the Saudi flag?
- Why was this not noticed by the school faculty and staff?
- What is being done to educate the students as to American sovereignty and the reason for appropriate flag etiquitte (e.g., our allegiance as students, teachers and residents of this nation is not to other nations, but to the United States of America alone.)?
The flags have been moved. What about the deeper issues? Greeley Report will keep you posted if and when Poudre Schools responds to these queries.