Systemic Racism in Schools is Alive and Well in Virgina as Local School Board Votes to Restore Names of Confederate “War Heroes” to Two Schools…and Parents are Not Happy

Chicago Education Advocacy Cooperative
Age of Awareness
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3 min readMay 11, 2024

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A Virginia school board just took a huge step back to the 19th Century. Shenandoah County school board members recently voted and approved restoring the names of Confederate leaders like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson to two public schools.

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Age of Awareness

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