San Francisco’s Democratic Party mayor London Breed,
who now takes full control of school board.
Vote the bums out! Voters in San Francisco yesterday ousted three members of the city’s seven-member school board members because of their focus on renaming schools honoring American heroes like Washington and Lincoln while refusing to reopen the city’s schools or deal with its budget issues.
School board president Gabriela López, vice president Faauuga Moliga and commissioner Alison Collins were all stripped of their positions during a special election, according to tallies by the San Francisco Department of Elections.
Furious parents launched the recall effort in January 2021 after arguing the school board was pushing progressive politics instead of acting in the best interests of children amid the pandemic.
…The recall effort was launched as the school board was trying to rename 44 school sites that it said honored public figures linked to racism, sexism and other injustices — including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and trailblazing US Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
Critics argued the push made a mockery of the country’s racial reckoning — as parents demanded to know why the board would waste time renaming schools when the priority needed to be reopening classrooms. The board eventually scrapped the plan after widespread uproar.
Opponents had called the recall a waste of time and money given the district is facing a number of challenges, including a $125 million budget deficit and the need to replace retiring Superintendent Vincent Matthews.
So that no one is misinformed, this recall does not mean that San Francisco has been taken over by Trump supporters. Not in the least. This recall was supported by the city’s very radical Democratic Party mayor, London Breed, who will now appoint the replacement board members. The replacements will almost certainly be as leftist and as Marxist as the recalled board members, since this is the standard for all Democrats for all positions these days. Moreover, the remaining four board members, who could not be recalled for legal reasons, are certainly not changing their stripes.
The difference is that the recall makes it clear that the new board must focus on running the school system, not making public propaganda statements such as renaming schools. It also tells them that their effort to indoctrinate children has to be done more surreptitiously, so as to not to generate another uproar. This is almost certainly why Breed backed the recall. I am sure she was not opposed to the board’s decision to eliminate all references to men like Washington and Lincoln in the schools. She certainly believes in critical race theory and its bigoted and Marxist agenda. What upset her was that the school board pushed this agenda publicly, in a crude way that upset parents.
I expect Breed’s new appointees will simply continue the same programs, but do it more sneakily, as Democrats have been doing now for decades.
The good news however is that this recall has apparently awakened the parents of San Francisco, especially its Asian population that Democrats have been aggressively and publicly discriminating against. The new school board might try to quietly continue the Democratic Party’s Marxist and bigoted policies, but they will now find it much harder to do so behind parents’ backs.
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