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San Francisco May Rename Schools Named After Washington, Lincoln And Others

The move to potentially change the names of 44 schools, approved by the school board this week, has sparked debate in San Francisco about its timing and whether the list is overly broad.

San Francisco is pushing ahead with a plan to rename dozens of public schools, committing to potentially remove names of public figures such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

A "blue ribbon panel of community leaders"recommended 44 school names be changed, joining many other renamed institutions across the country,

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