Is banning a few students from wearing U.S. flag T-shirts really the best way to maintain order in a public school?
That’s what officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., insist they were doing last year on Cinco de Mayo.
And now a federal judge has concluded they were not outside First Amendment bounds.
But surely that ruling won’t stand.
And from afar, it seems that the best teachable moments in this controversy have long passed without the right lessons being taught.