A real civics lesson

My civics teacher was never like this. I would not do it the same way, but kudos to this bold teacher!

A middle school teacher who burned two American flags as part of a civics lesson won’t be charged, but may still face discipline from the school board, officials said Wednesday.

Dan Holden, who teaches seventh-grade social studies at Stuart Middle School, burned the flags last month during a lesson on freedom of speech. The students were asked to write an opinion paper about how they felt about it.

Bill Patteson, a spokesman for the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, said the evidence doesn’t warrant filing a charge of criminal wanton endangerment charge — causing significant risk of serious injury or death.

Dare to speak truth to power and dissent. It is your duty!

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