Daily Archives: November 4, 2008

Can’t see the forest for the–um, Forrest

The debate over whether to change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville, FL (discussed in this post) is over, at least for now.  Yesterday the Duval County School Board voted to leave things be.  Here’s a news story with the gritty details.

From the above-mentioned news item: “The board listened to passionate arguments from those on both sides.  More than 140 people crowded into the meeting room, with another 20 watching the meeting on a television in the lobby.”  Sounds like a matter of pressing importance.  Meanwhile, the school “has received two consecutive ‘F’ grades on state assessment tests.”

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