Tuesday night, voters recalled three woke members of the San Francisco school board, claiming misplaced priorities and putting progressive politics over the needs of children. According to the vote’s organizers, they would have fired all seven board members, but only three were eligible. Even though it was just three, the vote should send chills down the spines of school boards across the country and make AFT union head Randi Weingarten rethink her policy of ignoring the needs of children.
San Francisco is a VERY liberal city. Heck, Nancy Pelosi is one of their congressional reps.
The school board members were tossed out by landslide margins. Per SFGate, 79% voted to oust Alison Collins, 75% said yes to recalling Gabriela López, and 72% opted to kick Faauuga Moliga out on her arse. This was a significant rebuke of wokeism in education.
Per the Mayor:
“The voters of this city have delivered a clear message that the school board must focus on the essentials of delivering a well-run school system above all else,” Mayor London Breed said in a statement. “San Francisco is a city that believes in the value of big ideas, but those ideas must be built on the foundation of a government that does the essentials well.”
The San Francisco school district became a national joke in January 2021 when the school board decided to rename 44 schools named after people they claimed were “racists. People like Abraham Lincoln. George Washington. Paul Revere and Dianne Feinstein. This crazy example of wokeism was eventually withdrawn because the parents had a major flip out.
Parents in the politically liberal city launched the recall effort in January 2021 out of frustration over the slow reopening of district schools while the board pursued the renaming of 44 school sites and the elimination of competitive admissions at the elite Lowell High School.
(…) Most of the city’s 115 schools, which serve 50,0000 students, were closed for over a year, from March 2020 to August 2021, even as nearby districts eventually reopened classrooms and private schools across the city held in-person classes.
The board member with the highest recall vote (79%), Alison Collins, was accused of making anti-Asian Twitter posts.
This vote makes me wonder if Attorney General Merrick Garland will have the FBI investigate the parents who voted for the recall. He doesn’t like it when parents who speak out to protect their kids.