A Detroit high school named after Trump cabinet official Ben Carson is at risk of being renamed following a measure approved by the school board Tuesday night.
The Detroit Board of Education voted 6-1 to begin the process for possibly renaming four buildings in the district, including the Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine and the Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men, Fox News reported.
The measure means the district will hold community meetings and solicit public input for whether the schools should be renamed and what their new names should be. It doesn’t necessarily mean each school will be renamed.
Board member LaMar Lemmons is pushing to rename the Ben Carson school, which was named after the retired neurosurgeon and Detroit native before he joined the Trump administration as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, The Detroit News reported.
Residents “don’t support the [Trump] administration,” Mr. Lemmons told The Detroit News.
Any possible changes likely won’t be announced until at least the next academic school year, he said.
“We don’t want to be premature,” he said. “The community will have input and influence the process.”
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