Taxpayers Slam Multi-Million Dollar Plans to Rename Houston Schools

Outraged taxpayers, parents, alumni, and community watchdog groups held a press conference at the Houston Independent School District offices Wednesday to protest the school board’s plans to spend millions in taxpayer dollars to rename eight schools. They feel the money would be better spent on the students.

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Robert E. Lee Elementary to Be Renamed over Public Objections

Eleven months after California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) pressured the San Diego Unified School District to change the name of San Diego’s Robert E. Lee Elementary, school officials are pushing forward with the change, and despite calls from the public to keep the name.

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Cash-Strapped Texas School District Dumps 7 Confederate-Tied Campus Names

Controversy erupted at the cash-strapped Houston Independent School District Thursday when the board of trustees voted to change the names of seven of its schools originally named for Confederate war figures. At issue is how trustees handled the process, which left many Houstonians feeling disenfranchised and worried about the astronomical costs associated with the name changes. Some may sue.

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Changing Name of Texas Public School Will Cost Taxpayers $500K

HOUSTON, Texas — Changing the name of just one middle school in Texas will cost Houston taxpayers almost $500,000. Some Houston taxpayers are not happy about the cost of the name change, and some former students, parents of students, and current students at the middle school are not happy about the name change either.

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More Texas School Districts Seek to Erase Confederate History

More Texas school districts seek to erase their Confederate history by rebranding campuses with politically correct names. This reality, sparked by the 2015 tragic, fatal shootings of nine black church parishioners in South Carolina, has only been exacerbated by images that surfaced of the shooter with the Confederate flag.

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