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Old 11-02-2017, 05:16 PM
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Sam Kindrick has a good take on this in this months Action Magazine

on page 6 - https://actionmagsa.com/wp-content/u...2017_11_v7.pdf
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The whole Democrat party is losing their collective minds. They're turning on each other today and throwing their colleagues under the bus. It's quite entertaining.

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Old 11-02-2017, 06:12 PM
 
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It isn’t just the Democratic Party that is losing their minds.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:43 PM
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Well, I guess we'll find out during the midterms. I am hoping the Democrats who are currently shrieking and freaking keep it up. LOL they are priceless in more ways than one.
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I see Pop did not use his anger management skills tonight as the Spurs skid to a four game loosing streak.
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:09 AM
 
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Well, I guess we'll find out during the midterms. I am hoping the Democrats who are currently shrieking and freaking keep it up. LOL they are priceless in more ways than one.
Go talk about it in the politics forum if it thrills you that much. Discussing this is way off topic now as the thread was about the re-naming of a HS and Popovich.
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:25 AM
 
Location: The "original 36" of SA
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Getting back on topic, why are people upset that the new name is not a "name"? I'll admit, "L.E.E." is kinda weak (may grow on me eventually), but many new schools are eschewing traditional names. Think of all of the magnet and charter schools - most of them are named after an idea vs. a person. For example, according to U.S. News' rankings, the top 3 high schools in San Antonio are YWLA, ISA, and Health Careers. In Dallas, the top 2 high schools are the School for the Talented and Gifted and the School of Science and Engineering. Even when they do have a person's name, some schools add an idea modifier - think of the Anne Frank Inspire Academy.

Education is vastly different from when most of us (meaning adults at least one generation out of school) went to the school located in our neighborhood. Maybe, just maybe, kids may actually PREFER an idea vs. a person to be the identifier of their school.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:23 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee_High_School

I am not sure how comprehensive this Wiki list of Robert E Lee High Schools is, I imagined there would be more.

According to it, Houston renamed its Robert E. Lee High to Margaret Long Wisdom High School. She apparently was a life long educator in the Houston area. This seems more appropriate than naming a high school after a professional sports coach.

Side note, wasn't Vestal Elementary on the South Side going t be renamed Emilio Navaira Elementary?
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:11 PM
 
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Houston renamed its (Sidney) Lanier HS to Bob Lanier after a former mayor.
Did not have to change much.
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Getting back on topic, why are people upset that the new name is not a "name"? I'll admit, "L.E.E." is kinda weak (may grow on me eventually), but many new schools are eschewing traditional names. Think of all of the magnet and charter schools - most of them are named after an idea vs. a person. For example, according to U.S. News' rankings, the top 3 high schools in San Antonio are YWLA, ISA, and Health Careers. In Dallas, the top 2 high schools are the School for the Talented and Gifted and the School of Science and Engineering. Even when they do have a person's name, some schools add an idea modifier - think of the Anne Frank Inspire Academy.

FWIW, ISA is a magnet located inside the L.E.E. High School. Students are on the Lee campus. Health Careers and YWLA are their own campuses.
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:48 PM
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Mediocre High School has a nice ring to it.
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