Well, almost: More than 50 Texas schools currently bear the names of Confederate soldiers, writes Drew Blackburn in Texas Monthly. The interactive map above was included in yesterday’s article, which pairs the location of each school with a demographic breakdown of its student body. Back in January, HISD announced its decision to rename 4 of 7 schools in the district named for Confederate figures (including Dowling Middle School, missing from the map); 2 weeks ago, the school board voted to go ahead and rename the other 3 as well. Dallas and Austin have also begun renaming schools.
- Texas Schools Are Getting Serious About Erasing Confederate Names, But Is That The Right Move? [Texas Monthly]
- HISD votes to rename 3 more schools named with Confederate ties [ABC13]
- HISD board votes to rename 4 schools named after Confederate loyalists [Houston Chronicle]
Map of Texas schools named after Confederate figures: Texas Monthly