Successful surgeon too icky for broke Detroit

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Ben CarsonIt appears to be a case of guilt by association: an elementary school in Detroit plans to change its name because it was named for a current member of the hated Trump administration.

Ben Carson High School of Medicine and Science, named after the famous Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, could witness the name change under a policy adopted by the Detroit school board in early November.

Carson, 67, is not only secretary of Housing and Urban Development but a graduate of Detroit public schools who later graduated from Yale and the University of Michigan Medical School.

Diante Johnson of Project 21 calls the plan a "very shameful" decision that sends the wrong message to school-age children.

"I find it very funny that the school district is worried about changing the name," he says, "than to actually educating and increasing and raising the standards for students that excel at a high level."

The Detroit News reports that a school board member, LaMar Lemmons, had pushed for dropping Carson's name because Detroit resident's don't support the Trump administration.

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