Miami-Dade school board protects the U.S. flag in classrooms, and expressions of identity

An earlier proposal aimed at restricting which flags can be displayed in Miami-Dade classrooms drew outcry from activists. This week, the Miami-Dade school board passed an amended proposal that advocates say will allow for free expression.
The Miami-Dade County School Board has passed a policy to ensure the American flag is properly displayed in classrooms and on school grounds.

In a surprising move that brought approval from LGBTQ advocates, the conservative-leaning board also voted for an amendment to allow flags that align with federally protected classes, which include race, color, sex and national origin.
It came after parents and campaigners had raised concerns about previous versions of the flag proposal, which they feared would have banned the display of any flag that’s not the U.S. or Florida flag.

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