I’m not the smartest person in the world, but neither am I the dumbest. But if my city was falling about my ears, the two people I would least want to annoy is the HUD Secretary Ben Carson and President Trump.
But that’s just what Detroit is doing, which may explain why their houses are falling down from disrepair. They previously named a high school after Dr. Carson, but are now considering taking his name off because he now works for Donald Trump. Other cities will take this as good news because it just means just one less city to get federal funds ahead of them.
Reports state the city’s Board of Education is considering removing the Detriot-born Trump official’s name from Ben Carson High School of Science and Medicine in protest of President Donald Trump. According to education board member LaMar Lemmons, some want Carson’s name removed because they “don’t support the administration.”
The Detroit Free Press writes: “Lemmons said the school was named after Carson at a time when the district was being run by an emergency financial manager, and that it was not widely supported. The board can change a school’s name to honor ‘individuals who have made a significant contribution to the enhancement of education,’ according to the district.”
Board rules indicate that the school’s name can be changed if “the community of the geographic area where the school is located requests a name change that more closely aligns with the history of the locality, or information newly discovered about the current name of the school is negative in nature.”
Board members are currently soliciting alternative names for the school and will several community meetings to gain additional feedback regarding possible name choices.