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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Strapped Houston schools spent $1.2M to erase Confederate names

A cash-strapped Texas school district where teachers turn to the web to raise money for basic supplies incurred an unexpected expense this year: $1.2 million to change the names of eight schools that previously honored Confederate leaders.

The Houston Independent School District, which enters the fiscal year with a $95 million deficit, voted last spring to strip the schools of the names of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston and Stonewall Jackson; Confederate President Jefferson Davis; Confederate Postmaster General John H. Reagan and Confederate soldiers Dick Dowling and Sidney Lanier.

“We have a school district that is broke -- without libraries and in desperate need of repair -- yet we’re going to spend $1.2 million to re-name these schools?” said Wayne Dolcefino, president of a communications firm hired by parents and families opposed to the re-naming. “At the end of the day, if we can’t figure out that every penny we have should be spent to prepare our children for the future rather than litigating what people did 150 years ago . . . we’re in trouble.”


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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/06/strapped-houston-schools-spent-1-2m-to-erase-confederate-names.htm

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

As Benjamin Bernanke said, "Deficits don't matter"

The Fed can print more money.

Anonymous said...

Unintended (or intended) consequences of liberal policies or forced liberal ideas on people and organizations. Almost wish I had Facebook so I could remove all the liberals.

Anonymous said...

Liberals got what they wanted, and again shot themselves in the foot. In fact, they shot everybody in the foot.

Anonymous said...

The link to this story is bad.

SbyNews_Staff said...

11:15
The link has been updated. Thanks for letting us know.

Anonymous said...


Unintended (or intended) consequences of liberal policies or forced liberal ideas on people... 10:50 am

It is really the unintended consequences of naming schools after traitors to the United States of America. American's are starting to understand that just like Saddam's statue and the statues of dictators in freed Eastern European nations were pulled down, more of us here see that these people while they should have a place in history they should have no place of honor in our country. Their country, perhaps movement is more correct, was defeated and no longer exists.

Anonymous said...

What a F*n Shame. These schools were named after true American Heroes and the Democrats have won this war of White Guilt. Now our children will have to go to schools named Hussien Middle School, Barack Elementary School or Obama High. Sad, Sad, Sad!!

Anonymous said...

I am ready for the Civil War. I want my country back.

Anonymous said...

12:16 - Stuff it!

Anonymous said...

We don't/shouldn't honor traitors.

Anonymous said...

Proves that Democrats are the dumbest people in the U.S. Dumb morons! I'm ready to take back America!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Unintended (or intended) consequences of liberal policies or forced liberal ideas on people... 10:50 am

It is really the unintended consequences of naming schools after traitors to the United States of America. American's are starting to understand that just like Saddam's statue and the statues of dictators in freed Eastern European nations were pulled down, more of us here see that these people while they should have a place in history they should have no place of honor in our country. Their country, perhaps movement is more correct, was defeated and no longer exists.

September 7, 2016 at 12:16 PM


Why are they traitor? You are obviously an uneducated fool! What the Southerners did was perfectly legal! God Bless the South!

As a matter of fact if you had the balls to say who you were I would pay you a visit and educate you!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We don't/shouldn't honor traitors.

September 7, 2016 at 3:01 PM

By your definition everyone that signed the Constitution was a traitor. DUH!

Anonymous said...

Nothing like dumbing down America and making it look like our Southern Heroes were murdering thugs all the while making all black thugs heroes and putting them on a pedestal. The is the Democrat Indoctrination of our schools by rewriting history and Americans are too lazy to do anything about it.

My people were heroes and I will never call them traitors.