The push to rename schools in Alexandria is part of a national conversation and reckoning on who schools and other public places are named for.
“To look at our school community today, it is no longer a good fit for who we are.”In November, the district school board voted unanimously to rename T.C.
“There are so many disparities based on race here.”First StepsThe Alexandria schools began the so-called “Identity Project” in response to petitions from residents demanding name changes for the schools.
White students are four times more likely to be enrolled in honors courses than Hispanic students and black students are twice as likely to be suspended as white students.
The school district is weighing plans to rename a third of the city’s public schools, 42 in all.