The San Francisco school board recall should send a message to Democrats that far left progressivism does not sell well even to rank and file Democrats. The election should also send a message to the educational establishment, that “woke” education has gone way too far and that its crusade for hyper-purity is alienating even liberal parents, whose overriding concern is that their children get a good education.
Across the nation, parents are rising up against public schools for their COVID policies and for replacing education with left wing indoctrination. Now even parents in San Francisco, one of the most liberal cities in the country, have had enough, voting overwhelmingly to recall the leadership of the school board.
San Francisco voters recalled school board president Gabriela López, vice president Faauuga Moliga and commissioner Alison Collins. And it wasn’t even close. More than 70% of the voters cast their ballot to cast the school board leadership out of office. (Specifically, the results were 79% against Collins, 75% against López, and 72% against Moliga.)
Since San Francisco is overwhelmingly Democratic and progressive, that 70% must consist largely of Democrats and progressives who believe the educational establishment has been harming their children.
These officers of the school board resisted holding in-person classes in the name of COVID long after other jurisdictions accepted that children were at little risk compared to the harm they were receiving from not being allowed to go to school. The president of the school board defended the school closures by saying, “They are learning more about their families and their culture spending more time with each other. They’re just having different learning experiences than the ones we currently measure.
Without classes being held, the board spent its time by renaming 44 schools. Schools named for George Washington were renamed because the father of our country owned slaves. Also cancelled was Abraham Lincoln, who freed the slaves, since Indian wars happened on his watch.