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Milwaukee school must change name

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Renowned educator Marva Collins has asked a Milwaukee school named after her to change its name because it no longer follows her educational philosophy.

Collins attracted national attention in 1975 with her remarkable success in teaching inner city minority students literacy using Shakespeare's plays, the classics and the Socratic method of learning at a school she started in the second floor of her home.

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She was featured on "60 Minutes" and once touted as a possible candidate for U.S. Education Secretary. More than 30 schools around the nation were named after her, including Marva Collins Preparatory School of Wisconsin.

"They ceased to follow the methodology we agreed on," Collins told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The school paid Collins $60,000 a year to use her name and has not yet decided on a new name.

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