Warren Gamaliel Harding, the 29th president of the United States, is regularly celebrated on the list of worst presidents, a reminder never to elect a newspaper publisher president. Of note, a series of scandals that led to prison time for several in his Republican administration. He died in office in 1923. This was an era when Republicans had juice in the city so when city leaders decided to build a new high school the thoughtful thing to do was name it after the poor president who had recently died in office. If all goes according to plan a new high school will be constructed on Boston Avenue to replace the antiquated hulk up the road. What’s an appropriate name for the new high school?
The city has hammered out an agreement with General Electric, owner of the Boston Avenue property, to set aside a piece of it for a new high school, an idea proposed by Mayor Bill Finch. The agreement is expected to be submitted to the City Council tonight to begin the approval process.
So what say you? Let’s submit some suggestions, starting here, to the Board of Education.