School asks their kids to rename school, regrets it
A school that learned nothing from Boaty McBoatface has offered its pupils and parents the chance to rename their school, last week.
Unsurprisingly, they ended up regretting it, after the top voted names included Schoolie McSchoolface, the Adolf Hitler School for Friendship and Tolerance, and The Elementary School Formerly Known as Robert E. Lee.
In a bizarre twist of fate, the school, formerly known as Robert E. Lee Elementary, in Texas, may now end up being called "Donald J. Trump Elementary" after that name topped the vote, probably due to parent involvement.
Highlights of the 15 page list of (mainly joke) nominations included:
- The Adolf Hitler School for Friendship and Tolerance
- Appoxxamaatox Elementary
- Austin Taliban Elementary School
- Bee Movie
- Bleeding Heart Liberal Elementary
- Boaty McBoatface Elementary School
- Bruce Lee Elementary
- Communist Elementary
- Confederate Hero High
- Flavor-Flav Elementary
- Fuccon Elementary
- Generic School Name
- Idiocracy Elementary
- IGNORANCE IS BLISS ELEMENTARY
- Kanye West Elementary
- Keep Austin Weird
- Kim Il-Sung High School
- Lil Jon Elementary
- Nick Stoutzenberger School for Young Gifted Youngsters
- Politically Correct Elementary School #1
- Raul Castro Elementary
- Schoolie McSchoolface
- The Elementary School Formerly Known as Robert E. Lee
- The illuminati
- The Rubber Duckies
- Vladimir Lenin Elementary School
Trump vs Hitler
Donald Trump Elementary barely beat The Adolf Hitler School for Friendship and Tolerance, in the first time the two right wing politicians have been put into a head-to-head competition. Trump topped the vote, whilst Hitler came in 7th.
The top five were both disappointingly sensible, and extremely right wing. Just behind Trump, the second-most voted for name was Robert E. Lee Elementary, named after the commander of the Confederate Army in the American civil war.
This was the name that the school already had, which they were trying to change away from. Harper Lee Elementary came in 4th, well ahead of Schooly McSchoolface but annoyingly far behind Trump in first.
The top five ended up being:
5) Elisabeth Ney Elementary
4) Harper Lee Elementary
3) Russell Lee Elementary
2) Robert E. Lee Elementary
1) Donald J. Trump Elementary
The joke nominations may have split the vote so much that the only five genuine suggestions (from parents) were able to unite parents behind them. The same thing has not happened with the republican nomination.