San Francisco schools considering name changes

Several big names could be removed from San Francisco schools, including President George Washington.

The president of the city's school board announced he's considering name changes at all the schools that bear the names of slave holders.

"Our school names communicate something to our kids about who we want them to be, what we value, so it's important," school board president Matt Haney says.

The list includes an elementary school named after Francis Scott Key, the man who wrote The Star Spangled Banner.

Also on the list are Jefferson Elementary School and George Washington High, where a large statue of the first president stands.

One parent who did not want to be identified said, "That's in the past, we've been using that name for a very long time, just leave it."

Haney says that no action will be taken unless students, staff, parents and alumni agree to the changes.

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