Public schools named for leaders of an army that fought to preserve slavery should be renamed.
#6 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2016-09-07 05:08 PM | REPLY | NEWSWORTHY 3
Not when there's a huge deficit. I'd rather educate children then worry about silly name changes that the student bodies and surrounding communities want to keep anyways.
My brother is a principal at a middle school in HISD, and for the first time in 5 years, his school received passing grades on the state standardized tests. The passing grades were shown to be a product of several after school programs initiated over the last two years and paid for by several grants awarded by the district. Unfortunately those grants - Every.Single.One. - has been cancelled so the district can pay for this nonsense.
$1.2 million that could have paid for another 24 teachers, or dozens of after school tutoring programs, or another $100/teacher for school supplies (they only got $50 this year for the entire year) instead went to rename schools that no one but a very few activist school board members wanted renamed anyways.