The San Francisco school board – a Wokie nightmare

“Voters in San Francisco recalled three members of the school board on Tuesday following a tumultuous period that included fights over remote learning, renaming schools, a First Amendment lawsuit and changes to the admissions process at the city’s most elite public high school. Early results showed that voters overwhelmingly supported removing the three members of the board, with people voting yes in each measure by at least 72%.

School Board President Gabriela Lopez, Commissioner Faauuga Moliga and Commissioner Alison M. Collins lost their seats on the seven member panel. Moliga conceded, and Lopez vowed to run again in November.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed, who endorsed the recall, heralded the results.

“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,” she said in a statement after the polls closed.

Breed had questioned the school board’s priorities. In January 2021, it spent time debating a plan to rename 44 public schools – among them those named for Abraham Lincoln, and current U.S. Senator and former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein. Breed, at the time, said she could not understand “why the school board is advancing a plan to have all these schools renamed by April, when there isn’t a plan to have our kids back in the classroom by then.”

Amid a flurry of criticism, the board unanimously scrapped the plan.

Collins appears to have been recalled by the largest margin, with more than 78% of voters opting to remove her. She sued the school district, the city and individual commissioners of the school board in March 2021 after the commissioners voted to remove her as the panel’s vice president. It did so after years-old tweets she wrote surfaced that many called racist toward Asian Americans. Collins sought more than $80 million in damages, but the suit was dismissed.

Comment: If this could happen in Bluetown, the city by the bay, it is likely to spread as a concept and method for getting rid of extreme leftists on school boards. In the US such boards are generally elected and Soros, the evil gargoyle responsible for much electoral mischief in local elections will hopefully have wasted a lot of money. pl

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10 Responses to The San Francisco school board – a Wokie nightmare

  1. Anr says:

    A pleasant outcome, since I voted to recall the lot. First they came for the mural at my high school then the name. Hopefully we’re back on the track to sanity.

  2. Stephanie says:

    I’m not in favor of recall elections as a rule, but can’t really cry about this one. Gabriela Lopez’s interview with Isaac Chotiner from last year is a stitch:

    “In October, the school board halted the selective-admissions process at Lowell High School, which is known for its academic strength and has markedly low numbers of Black and Latino students. On Wednesday, the city of San Francisco sued the school board and the district, claiming that they lack a plan to reopen schools. “

  3. scott s. says:

    In my state there is a single state-wide school board, all members are appointed by the gov. But effectively, the state legislature is the board as they control the Dept of Education which the board appointed superintendent nominally runs.

    There was some time ago, the battle over “English standard schools” which required admission tests. They were done away with in the 70s as racist (an analysis of ethnicity of the students showed they were generally in proportion to their demographics, though Chinese were somewhat over-represented).

    There is a current naming battle over the oldest public high school, President William McKinley. They also just renamed Central Middle School to Princess Ruth Ke’elikōlani Middle but that’s appropriate as the school is sited on Princess Ruth’s palace.

  4. jim ticehurst says:

    thanks for posting this..I just read it aloud,,To SMYBO.. My Schatz..
    we .ARE Both SMILING… Good for the Mayor,,The Tide is Turning
    And Old Irnsides..Is Still,,In the Fight..

    Spot On Re; The Immigrant…G, Soros..(Forgot His Real name..He Left
    Hungary Loaded..Connected..To London..more Connections..How High?
    Loade Up Even More..and Came to America..Filled with Hunger..
    Yes..Gargoyle..Looks like a Very ILL Man….


  5. akaPatience says:

    It’s definitely a step in the right direction. We’re hopefully seeing the beginning of a major backlash. I never cease to be amazed at how blithely some young people espouse communism and certain ridiculous cultural stances, attitudes which they acquire in school most of the time. I have a friend whose daughter casually told her, “Mom, I’m a communist”. This is especially rich since she has a trust fund.

  6. Deap says:

    You can destroy a country with bad politics; but at least parents still react when you destroy their own kids.

    Since this happened in Nancy Pelosi’s own back yard, I suspect DNC is getting all sorts of woke this morning.

  7. Deap says:

    The election that finally destroyed “covid”. Poof, it is now gone.

  8. Deap says:

    “…..Democrats’ own research shows that some battleground voters think the party is “preachy,” “judgmental” and “focused on culture wars,” according to documents obtained by POLITICO…….”

    Ya think?

  9. Deap says:

    You can come for my job, my livelihood, my future, but don’t come for my kids.
    In SF, Levi’s CEO turns down a million dollar offer to shut up about school closures.

    They used to say all national trends started in California. Let’s hope so.

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