NJ school renames itself after Pres. Obama

February 19, 2009 5:54:32 AM PST
He's been president for just over a month, but already a New Jersey school is naming itself after Barack Obama. According to school officials, the Plainfield Academy for Academic and Civic Development is the first school in the state to adopt the change.

The 58-student school opened in September as an alternative to the high school. It provides a second chance for at-risk students struggling in traditional high school.

But not everyone favors the proposal.

Social studies teacher Sasha Slocum says some students questioned whether they could live up to the new name of their school.

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Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger

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