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    This is teaching children well?????!

    there are those that will argue "he" is a historical figure.

    what kind of a message is this creating for the students?

    andrea


    By RON WORD
    updated 4:46 a.m. ET, Tues., Nov. 4, 2008


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Florida school board voted late Monday night to keep the name of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader at a majority black high school, despite opposition from a black board member who said the school's namesake was a "terrorist and racist."
    After hearing about three hours of public comments, Duval County School Board members voted 5-2 to the retain the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School. The board's two black members cast the only votes to change the name.
    "(Forrest) was a terrorist and a racist," argued board member Brenda Priestly Jackson, who is black.

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    Sad by true. It is surely a "southern" thing.

    Georgia (notice I did not say "we") celebrates Confederate Memorial Day http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/confederate-memorial-day. It is a state holiday and all state employees have the day off from work to "reflect" on their lost bretheren. If that is not a sign of divisiveness, I do not know what is.

    The rest of us have the more common Memorial or Decoration Day, originally celebrated on May 30, to commemorate the sacrifice of the souls in the "War between the states".

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    Sad to say with the possiblity of this country having it's first black president we still have suffer this stuff that seperates us instead of uniting us.....
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    that is how i feel just plain the divisiveness is sad and disgusting

    andrea

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    Dh "caught" a colleague grading papers this week spelling piano ... piana.

    ..and yes I am serious. This truly did happen.

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    omg really!
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