San Francisco School Board Votes to Remove Names of Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson From Schools

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by Penny Starr

Schools in San Francisco, California, will be stripped of names honoring famous American leaders deemed unworthy because of a connection to slavery or other unsavory ties, including Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson.

John Muir, Francis Scott Key, and Catholic Priest Junipero Serra are also on the list.

In all, 44 school[sic] will be renamed, even as critics of the decision cite the committee tasked with picking the schools did not receive enough input from historians and a lack knowledge about the current school names.

“In one instance, the committee didn’t know whether Roosevelt Middle School was named after Theodore or Franklin Delano,”  [Bold emphasis: mine]  the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Read the rest at breitbart.com.

 

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