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Loyalty to public education

Loyalty to public education

With so much attention focused on President Donald Trump's 100th day in office, it was easy to overlook Loyalty Day, as May 1 has come to be observed, and President Trump's call to "express our country's loyalty to individual liberties, to limited government, and to the inherent dignity of every human being." And that's just as well.

We don't need a law passed by Congress in the 1950s during the Cold War (reportedly to counter May Day rallies celebrating workers around the world) and annual proclamations by every president since Dwight Eisenhower to demonstrate our loyalty with flag waving and sloganeering. People marched with flags and banners over the weekend...