TPS to review controversial school names

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts: 

  • Tulsa Public Schools resolved Monday to review school names
  • The resolution happened after a petition surfaced to rename Lee Elementary School
  • Confederate associations came under scrutiny after a protest in Charlottesville turned deadly 

Tulsa Public Schools plans a comprehensive review of district schools in the wake of controversy. 

Schools across the United States came under fire for boasting the names of confederate figures following a rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia. Protesters gathered to fight the removal of a Confederate statute. 

Petitioners centered on Lee elementary in Tulsa, calling for the district to rename the school. 

Monday, district leaders met and passed a resolution confirming the review. 

"All children in our district should learn in schools that have names that reflect and promote our values and honor all communities we serve", part of the resolution read. 

A TPS spokesperson said the resolution was not a vote on any school name. 

No further details on the review have been released. 


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