Here’s great news for anyone who wanted to confirm that Austin, Texas, is still Texas.
Last month, the Austin school district decided to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School due to its association with Confederate history, and opened the floor for public renaming suggestions: 228 names were suggested, with “Donald J. Trump Elementary” receiving the most votes. “Robert E. Lee” came in second place.
As you might expect, some of the names are much, much better. JOHN CENA ELEMENTARY was one of the suggestions, which we here at the wrestling portal of an entertainment network think is a GREAT choice. “Some a y’all think Confederate history is offensive, some a y’all don’t, and that’s okay … when you attend John Cena Elementary, you have the right to cheer and boo all you want!” They could call the principal “Big Class John.”
Here’s a look at a few of the other nominated names:
Schoolie McSchoolFace was robbed.
The response from the school board:
The recommendations for the future name of Robert E. Lee Elementary in Austin were released, Friday.
On March 28, the Austin ISD board voted to rename the school, after hearing feedback from the community and school parents. While the board asked for recommendations, they will have final say on the name, regardless of number of nominations.
Security has been increased at the school as a precaution.
You can check out the full list of nominated names here. If you’re in the Austin area, let’s do all we can to send our children to Hypothetical Perfect Person Memorial Elementary School.