Here’s a suggestion to the administration of Tampa’s Freedom High School. You’re the adults; act like it.
Allowing an arbitrary rule about a national flag (that of Colombia) — during Hispanic Heritage Month — to fuel a furor of student overreaction and suspensions is an absolute abdication of common sense. How would you handle a real problem?
Freedom’s Hispanic enrollment is about 18 percent. Whatever demographic fissures might have existed, it’s likely some have now become fault lines. Quite the educational experience.