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Morning Poll: Should Washington-Lee HS Be Renamed?

Washington-Lee High SchoolA speaker at last week’s Arlington School Board meeting wants the school system to remove “Lee” from Washington-Lee High School.

Virginia Square resident John Schachter said Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general during the Civil War, deserves “no positive recognition for his appalling record [of] treason, racism, hatred and dishonor,” according to the Sun Gazette.

Despite his impassioned plea, School Board members seemed unmoved and even the head of the Arlington branch of the NAACP was “at best ambivalent” about the idea — preferring to stay “focused on dealing with current issues, not reopening old ones,” the Sun Gazette reported.

Do you think Lee’s name should be removed from the school?

 

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