San Francisco Reverses Decision to Rename 'Lincoln,' 'Washington' Schools

San Francisco Reverses Decision to Rename 'Lincoln,' 'Washington' Schools


The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) voted unanimously on Tuesday to reverse a controversial decision earlier this year to rename 44 schools, including those named for presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.

As Breitbart News reported in January:

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.

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In all, 44 school[s] 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.

The decision was reportedly based on citations to Wikipedia, and inaccurate claims:

The committee based their decisions on Wikipedia and other

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