Slavery-linked names to be dropped from San Francisco schools
14 February 2021 | 6:28 am
Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are no longer in favor in San Francisco, where the school board has voted to change the name of 44 schools it says bear the names of people associated with racism, slavery or colonization. The decision to rename schools has sparked debate among residents who support and critize the move.
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