Students Ask School Administrators To Dump Columbus Day


Although most people have Christmas on the mind this week, a group of sixth grade students in Plattsburgh are looking forward to next October. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, they’re asking the city school board to change the name of Columbus Day.

The Plattsburgh city school board has twice tabled a request by Stafford Middle School students to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day on student calendars and district paperwork next year.

The first postponement in November was to allow time for community feedback. At the December board meeting, the panel asked the students to get input from native peoples in the area.


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