(Right Country) – A school in South Carolina is on the groveling defensive after a teacher brought a Confederate Flag to class as part of a history lesson.
You know…a history class about the Confederacy, a short-lived group of states of which South Carolina was apart and which fought in the bloodiest conflict our nation has yet to be involved in?
Sort of a big part of local history when you take into account that this happened just a few generations ago and many of the children in the class could have likely been connected to this history, not to mention the immense benefit it has for all Americans to learn of this dark period of our past and be inspired by our forefather’s ability to come to an agreement and settle in peace and keep the Union together.
American Mirror reports:
Joanna Zeigler, a parent of a student at Lexington School District Four in Swansea, took to Facebook to blast the school for not caving to her daughter’s repeated demands.
So Joy complains to her teacher that they always teaching about slavery but never black history. Guess what she walks in class and see on the wall. ….. A f***ing Confederate flag….🤦🏾♀️ Lawd have mercy they must love hearing from me!! The teachers response to her complaints was that its apart of history and they are learning about it so it’s ok for him to hang it on the wall and he sorry she feel that way!
“I can’t believe in this day and age that a teacher would do that,” Zeigler told WLXT. “My first and main concern is that my daughter went to the teacher and she expressed how she felt and how it was making her feel, three consecutive days. My concern was his response, telling her he’s sorry she feels that way, but this is a part of history.”
Naturally, the school acquiesced after this one mother complained.
They said in a statement:
On Tuesday, February 4th, as part of a Civil War unit based on 8th Grade Social Studies Standards, a teacher at Sandhills Middle School displayed a Civil War era 34-Star American Flag and the Confederate battle flag on the classroom wall as artifacts of the time period. School administration became aware of a student’s concern through a parent’s post on social media Tuesday night. This understandably generated concern from members of our community. Administration is taking the appropriate steps to learn more about this matter, and the flags are no longer being displayed in the classroom.
The statement continued, “Including the use of historical artifacts within units of study is a common practice in the classroom and can enrich students’ learning experiences; however, it is imperative that we as educators are always mindful of the diverse views of our students, parents, and community members.”
Zeigler, to her credit, said she understood the point of the Confederate flag, but failed to see why it would be included in a historical display.
“It’s Black History Month and you’re not teaching about the Civil Rights Movement,” Zeigler told the station. “Of course they have to learn these historical facts, but what about what the flag means today?”