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A sign that depicted Gen. Robert E. Lee has been taken off his namesake middle school in Orlando at the direction of the Orange County school superintendent.

Superintendent Barbara Jenkins also plans to ask the Orange County School Board whether Lee Middle School should be renamed, with the Confederate general's moniker retired, said board member Nancy Robbinson on Saturday. Lee is in Robbinson's school board district.

Jenkins informed Robbinson of the decision to remove the sign earlier this week. Though she did not detail her reasons, Robbinson said she assumed it was because of the ongoing national debate about Confederate symbols on public buildings following the fatal shootings at a historic Charleston, S.C. church.
Robinson said Jenkins also planned to have a caricature of Gen. Lee, which has served as the school's mascot, removed from the school's website.
Robbinson, who has been on the board for seven years, said no one has ever complained to her about the name of the school, or the school's mascot.
But she said she supported Jenkins' decision. "There's no reason for it to be up there," she said.

Lee Middle opened in 1956, with its sports teams nicknamed the Rebels.
It was one of a number of schools across the South named for Confederate leaders by white-run school boards after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 school desegregation case.
They were part of a "resurgence of Confederate identity" that emerged as part of the South's resistance to the Brown v. Board of Education, said Bill Link, a history professor at the University of Florida, during a 2013 interview with the Orlando Sentinel.

Stonewall Jackson Middle in east Orlando, named for another Confederate general, could face the same discussion about whether its name should change, Robbinson added.

The board likely will discuss the school names at its July 28 meeting.

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And in a year and a half they can change them all back.... I would love to see George Bush High School Named after a war hero not a Chitown zero...
 
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Al Sharpton School for the Gullible?
 
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Al Sharpton School for the Gullible?
They would have a hell of a football team, The seniors would all be in their late 20s, The cheerleaders would yell..No justice No pease......I cant breeve...lol
 

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And in a year and a half they can change them all back.... I would love to see George Bush High School Named after a war hero not a Chitown zero...
You think in a year and a half school administrators are going to be anything different than the majority of liberal progressive douchrangers they are today because of who's in the whitehouse?
 
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