Back to School: Teachers Reenact Destruction of Confederate Monument

Teachers in Durham, North Carolina public schools reenacted the destruction of a Confederate monument as part of their “Wear Red for Ed” advocacy program.

The teachers were recreating an incident that occurred on August 14, when protesters toppled a Confederate monument in front of the old Durham County Courthouse, reports local CBS affiliate WBTV.com. Eight individuals were reportedly arrested in connection with that event.

Durham schools superintendent Bert L’Homme said the photo of the reenactment was taken after school hours and does not reflect the official views of Durham Public Schools.

“The Durham Public Schools Board of Education and I strongly support the free speech rights of DPS employees, as reflected in the Board’s February 2016 resolution,” L’Homme said. “The photo in question was taken August 23, after school hours, as part of the Durham Association of Educators’s weekly ‘Wear Red for Ed’ advocacy.”


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