​Rename Robert E Lee Elementary to Donald J. Trump? School Official Reviews Recommendations for Final Approval

Rename Robert E Lee Elementary
Author: Jennifer HongBy:
Staff Reporter
Apr. 24, 2016

Austin renames Robert E Lee Elementary to Donald J. Trump? A list of names were published after the Austin, Texas ISD board voted to change the name of the school.

After hearing feedback from the community and school parents, Patch reports. While the board asked for recommendations, they will have final say on the name, regardless of number of nominations. So far Robert E Lee Elementary could be renamed to Donald J. Trump.

Security has been increased at the school as a precaution, Statesman noted. There seems to be a lot of people wanting to rename Robert E Lee Elementary, but with 34 nominations, it’s still comes in second place on the list.

Top 10 renaming recommendations to replace Robert E Lee Elementary — sorted by most nominated:

  • Donald J. Trump Elementary: 45 nominations
  • Robert E. Lee Elementary: 34 nominations
  • Russell Lee Elementary: 32 nominations
  • Harper Lee Elementary: 30 nominations
  • Elisabet Ney Elementary: 15 nominations
  • Lee Elementary: 13 nominations
  • Adolf Hitler School for Friendship and Tolerance: 8 nominations
  • Waller Creek Elementary: 8 nominations
  • Dr. Frances J. Nesmith Elementary School: 7 nominations
  • Guy Bizzell Elementary: 6 nominations

There were quite a few more non-traditional suggestions, including:

  • Willie Nelson Elementary
  • Politically Correct Elementary School #1
  • Schooly McSchoolerson
  • Adolf Hitler School for Friendship & Tolerance
  • Hypothetical Perfect Person Elementary
  • Flava-Flave [sic] Elementary
  • Galaxy Elementary
  • Kanye West Elementary

According to TWC News, some of the more notable, but less voted names include:

Adam Lanza’s School of Fun, Bee Movie, Bleeding Heart Liberal Elementary, Boaty McBoatface Elementary School, Forgetting the Past Dooms You to Repeat It Elementary, Garfunkel, Hypothetical Perfect Person Memorial Elementary School, John Cena Elementary and Schooly McSchoolerson.

KUT said parents, past students, neighbors and community members are divided on the Confederate general’s role in history, and whether or not the school should bear the name Robert E Lee Elementary. The school’s name was brought into question after the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

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