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School renaming committees are set, first meetings this week

Stella Turner, Features Editor February 9, 2021

On December 8, 2020, the Falls Church School Board unanimously voted to change the names of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and George Mason High School. The vote polarized the Falls Church community,...

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School Board votes unanimously to change names of Mason and Jefferson

Sequoia Wyckoff, Liam Timar-Wilcox, and Sam Mostow December 9, 2020

On December 8, the School Board voted unanimously to change the names of Thomas Jefferson Elementary and George Mason High School.  This vote was a major step in a months-long process beginning in...

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Change the names and don’t stop there

Editorial Board October 16, 2020

George Mason and Thomas Jefferson were slave owners. They bought, sold, and traded humans as property. Their participation in America’s racist history should not be honored in any way in our schools....

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