Editor's note: Mr. Yeates writes in response to the BayToday story 'Unacceptable' Chippewa Raiders name must go — school board.
Does the current name-change phenomenon mean our school board has no serious issues to deal with?
70 years ago I enrolled in NORTH BAY COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOL (The Collegiate) shortly after the vocational wing was built to add shop courses.
Before I graduated, another high school was built.
It seemed natural to name it CHIPPEWA for the street it was on but, renaming our school ALGONQUIN COMPOSITE caused a lot of controversy.
Everybody knew it was on Algonquin Avenue. A few years later it was replaced by WEST FERRIS and the old building was renamed as a French high school. Will it need to get a fourth name to be politically correct?