The president of the San Francisco Board of Education wants “Washington” and “Jefferson” banned as school names, because the American Founders had slaves. “We should rename Washington High School after San Francisco native, poet and author Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou High School.

No schools named after slave owners,” Matt Haney wrote on his Twitter account Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times. However, the idea of erasing from history the man whose face is on the quarter and the dollar bill and whose name graces the nation’s capital, a state, counties, lakes and towns distorts history.  READ MORE