Keep Robert E. Lee High School's name

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Graduating from Robert E. Lee High School has been a tradition in many families for generations. It is a well known and respected high school in North East ISD, housing magnet programs such as NESA, STEM and ISA, as well as being one of the major schools in San Antonio for refugees. For years, students, teachers, and the community have embraced Robert E. Lee High School and have never complained, or even thought twice about the name. 

Recently, congressman Julian Castro and others across the nation have prompted the removal of anything involving the Confederacy, from slogans, flags, and the shunning of their most famous and well known general, Robert E. Lee. However, Robert E. Lee was not just a confederate leader, in fact, he believed the nation should be whole. He only sided with the Confederacy because he did not want to side against his family, as so many others did. Robert E. Lee not only fought in the Civil War, but he also fought in the Mexican War, where he helped lead the American troops to victory. 

Robert E. Lee is honored and commemorated for his bravery and vast military knowledge. Historians and military generals today look up to his war plans and strategies. Like so many other established high schools in San Antonio, Robert E. Lee High School is named after an overall respected man in history. 

Together, lets keep this School and it's pride strong by not stripping it of it's name and giving it a new one. Please sign this petition to keep the tradition strong and give respect to a military general. 

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