Let's stop naming schools after people and stick to the tried and true Utah
tradition of bland geographic-inspired names:Timpanogos, Timpview,
Sky View, Skyline, Ridgeview, Ridgeline, Northridge, etc. etc.
A great example of local school governance being recognized by a local school
board. Hopefully in naming this elementary school, a permanent plaque that
explains and describes the origins of this wonderful person will be inscribed
and placed in a prominent location at the school.
Very cool. However, Jackson is not "the only school named after a woman in
Salt Lake District." Our dear Dilworth Elementary School is named after
Mary Jane Dilworth, definitely a woman, and a fine one at that. She may not
have had a college degree, but that wasn't really the thing for a teenage
girl in 1847. "Come children, we will begin now."
Dear Principal Edward, and Salt Lake City School District, this is a lovely
idea. Congratulations. However, Jackson is not "the only school named
after a woman in Salt Lake District." Our dear Dilworth Elementary School
is named after Mary Jane Dilworth, definitely a woman, and a fine one at that.
She may not have had a college degree, but that wasn't really the thing for
a teenage girl in 1847. "Come children, we will begin now."
Truman ended the war. Isn't the object (up until Vietnam, anyway) when you
fight a war to actually win it? And it is the fault of the Japanese government
that two had to be dropped because they should have surrendered on just the
threat and especially after the first bomb was dropped. How many more years are
we going to waste in Afghanistan fighting that war?Too bad that the
people celebrating this are enamored with the fact that Ms. Jackson was a female
black engineer. They certainly missed MLK's Dream that the time would come
when people (his children were the ones he specifically mentioned) would no
longer be judged by the color of their skin. Why do we insist on keeping that
practice in place? Why aren't we all just "American's" and
not "White Americans", "African Americans", "Native
Americans", etc?The reasoning is flawed as it emphasizes a
racist conclusion; what is wrong about saying the person was an engineer for
NASA? Why even a 'female' engineer? Are we going to recognize the
first female in everything except childbirth? That's a sexist approach,
included with the racist reasoning.I'm OK with the change; but
please use correct reasons! See the headline!
Brave Sir Robin - San Diego, CAIronically, the same logic was
applied by Jackson and Van Buren as more and more Native Americans were
conspiring agains the US and it's citizens...valid or not valid could be
debated to this date.
@LivinLargeThe decision to drop the bomb actually saved millions of
lives, both American and Japanese. If we hadn't dropped the bomb and
shocked Japan into surrender, there would have been a lengthy ground ward,
punctuated by an allied invasion of Japan and a Normandy-style movement from
town to town.Truman should be commended for making a decision that
was right, but that he knew would be unpopular with people who only see things
in a vacuum.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is awarded annually at the UofU. Truman gave
the orders to bomb both Nagasaki and Hiroshima resulting in the death of tens of
thousands of innocents. Why does the UofU continue to give him praise through
this prestigious scholarship award? Isn't this just as shameful as an
elementary school named for Jackson?
President Andrew Jackson, Hero of the Battle of New Orleans. President of
the Common man, took advantage of changes in voting laws eliminating the
requirement to own land in order to vote he campaigned to the common man rather
than the rich land owners and won in a landslide. Often blamed for
the Trail of Tears, but while he did sign the Indian Removal act that lead to
that sad event; the harsh removal of the Cherokee tribe that resulted in such
suffering and death was by order of his successor President Martin Van Buren not
Jackson. So let's just dump on a Former President of the
United States because he gets blamed for something another President did.
Political correctness run amok, trampling historic facts which are not in
agreement with modern liberal dogma.Just like the Communist Party
leaders, airbrushing Comrades no longer in favor out of photos.What
next, rename Brigham City or BYU because Brigham Young was a polygamist which is
now illegal?Our schools are truly indoctrination centers, not
education institutions these days.