A Reversal Of Over-Reaching Policy Regarding School Names

One school board here in Virginia made a historic decision last Friday, voting 5-1 to reinstate the original Confederate names of two public schools. The move by the Shenandoah County School Board marks a departure from the trend of removing Confederate symbols that began in 2020. Mountain View High School will return to being Stonewall Jackson High School, while Honey Run Elementary School will once again be known as Ashby-Lee Elementary School. The decision follows pressure from a local conservative group, sparking new discussions about honoring heritage and the legacy of Confederate leaders.