Long Island School Named After Unemployed Former Senator
It was only a matter of time. A New York school has been renamed in honor of President-elect Barack Obama.
The former Ludlum Elementary School, in Long Island’s Hempstead Union Free School District, was renamed at a school board meeting Thursday — effective immediately.
School officials say most of the 440 students there are black or Hispanic, and Obama’s victory is a source of great pride.
I can't say it better than Ed Morrissey, from whom I yoinked this link, so I'll just pilfer his commentary too.
We regularly name schools after presidents in the US. Public schools with names like Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, Roosevelt and Jefferson can be found in every corner of the nation. Usually, though, we name these schools after presidents have served at least a day in office...
Did anyone name a school after Richard Nixon in November 1968? If they had, they would have been pretty embarrassed to have that name by August 1974, wouldn’t they? Hopefully Obama’s administration won’t end that way, but maybe school boards ought to wait and find out first.
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