Virginia school board votes to keep Confederate school names

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board has voted not to change names of some schools and mascots that recall the Confederacy, defying trends elsewhere.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Hanover County’s school board voted 5-2 Tuesday night to preserve Lee-Davis High School and its Confederate mascot, as well as Stonewall Jackson Middle School and its Rebel mascot. More than 75 percent of more than 13,000 people surveyed wanted no change in names. State data shows 80 percent of the...

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