Students and parents at a Colorado high school grew upset when the administration decided to ban "America Day" from the week's homecoming celebrations.
Students at Jackson Hole High School in Colorado were disappointed after principal Scott Crisp decided to cancel “America Pride Day.” According to a report from the Daily Caller, however, the decision was based off of the results of a survey given to students, where they reportedly stated that some of their peers might feel excluded by seeing the American flag posted throughout the building.
Crisp revealed that nearly three times as many students were against the title “America Day” than were in favor. Based on the survey’s results, Crisp felt a responsibility to not bother the overwhelming majority of the student population with the name.
America Day would have fallen into a weeklong celebration of the year’s homecoming. Other popular themes for days in the celebration include flannel day, toga day, and school color day.
Some students and their parents were quite upset with the administration’s decision to remove the theme from the week of homecoming celebrations. Many parents called Crisp out for trying to be politically correct, but stopped short of blaming the county’s growing Latino population for the greater student body’s issue taken with the theme.
The decision didn’t stop some students from showing their American pride at school that day, however. Theo Dawson, a running back for the Jackson Hole High School football team, showed up to class wearing American flag shorts, a Military T-shirt, and a large American flag as a cape.