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Huff no more: Mountain View Whisman board renames school after Amy Imai

Original post made on Jun 21, 2021

The Mountain View Whisman School District is dropping Huff Elementary School's problematic namesake after the board voted last week to rename the school after Amy Imai, a Japanese American woman with strong ties to Mountain View.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 21, 2021, 1:40 PM

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Posted by Free Speech
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jun 21, 2021 at 4:08 pm

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According to his biography, written in 1922, Frank Huff was considered a man of "high moral character". How times have changed.
How much is re-naming the school going to cost?


Posted by Trish
a resident of another community
on Jun 21, 2021 at 7:25 pm

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I applaud the new school name and commend the process.
Trish Bubenik


Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 22, 2021 at 12:44 pm

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Maybe now the school board will have time to start addressing the sizable damage to student education caused by the lockdown.


Posted by Janno
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 22, 2021 at 3:31 pm

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Changing the name does not change the facts of the past. However, I hope the District considers making good use of the budget for the good of the employees and not using that money in robust salaries and those practices are the ones that should change. The community needs transparency and respect.


Posted by lan
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 22, 2021 at 5:47 pm

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Having attended Huff eons ago, I am totally in favor of the name change, for two reasons: the school will be now named after a woman, and I am totally on board with this particular individual.

That said, for those who think that changing names of things and places will fix the human problem of tribalism, you either a) did not go to Huff (which provides a quality public education), or b) you don't realize that some day your behaviors and decisions will also be determined discriminatory and destine for deletion.


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