District asked for new name for ‘Robert E. Lee’ school: The responses are hilarious

April 25, 2016 in News by Slad


via: Red Alert Politics

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In addition to Trump University, Donald Trump may now have an elementary school named after him in Austin, Texas if community members have their say.

Last month, the Austin Independent School District voted to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School and asked the public for their input. Of the 228 names suggested, Donald J. Trump Elementary was at the top of the list with 45 nominations.

Many wanted to keep the name, and 47 nominations were for Robert E. Lee or slight variations. Some also suggested Leadership & Excellence in Education, which has the initials of LEE. Two nominations were made for The Elementary School Formerly Known as Robert E. Lee.

The Adolf Hitler School for Friendship and Tolerance made the top 10 list with eight nominations. Many other nominations focused on celebrities, such as John Cena and Kanye West, and other dictators including Kim Il-Sung, Raul Castro, and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

Other suggestions made fun of the name change:

  • Bleeding Heart Liberal Elementary
  • Communist Elementary
  • Forgetting Your Past, Dooms You to Repeat It Elementary
  • Generic School Name
  • Hypothetical Perfect Person Memorial Elementary School
  • Politically Correct Elementary School #1
  • Revisionist Elementary School
  • School of Progressive and Socialist Studies
  • Schoolie McSchoolface
  • Schooly McSchoolerson
  • Schooly McSchoolerton

There is not likely to be a Donald J. Trump Elementary School, however, as the school district will have final say.

The school name’s change follows a pattern of revisionist history affecting higher education and standard education alike.
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