Jefferson Parish board rejects bid to analyze school names

The board of the largest school system in the state rejected a bid to form a committee to analyze whether some school or mascot names should be changed because they’re honoring figures tied to slavery, the Confederacy or segregation.

Posted: Mar 9, 2021 11:10 AM

GRETNA, La. (AP) — The board of the largest school system in the state rejected a bid to form a committee to analyze whether some school or mascot names should be changed because they’re honoring figures tied to slavery, the Confederacy or segregation. The New Orleans Advocate / The Times-Picayune reported that the board voted 6-2 on Wednesday against creating the committee. There was also one abstention. Board member Simeon Dickerson sponsored the measure to form the committee. He said it's “frustrating” knowing that children of color are going to schools named for “people that should have been tried for treason."

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