Students win approval to raise Black Lives Matter flag

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Students at Burlington High School have won approval to raise a Black Lives Matter flag on campus.

The Burlington School Board voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of allowing students to raise the flag. The Burlington Free Press reports almost a dozen students wearing Black Lives Matter shirts took a petition of more than 450 signatures to the board Tuesday for approval.

In a statement Monday, Principal Tracy Racicot says she is proud to have student voices challenging the status quo.

Students at Montpelier High School began flying a Black Lives Matter flag earlier this month.

Superintendent Yaw Obeng says the flag likely would be raised Monday.

———

Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com


Web Only

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented