San Francisco residents are starting to revolt in massive numbers against “woke” policies, sending a “clear message” to the Democrats ahead of the midterms.
The California city’s Democrat Mayor London Breed is part of the effort to recall three progressive school board members.
The mayor described the move as a warning to the far-left wing of the Democratic Party.
Breed and others claimed school board President Gabriela López, Vice President Faauuga Moliga, and Commissioner Alison Collins pushed progressive politics rather than act in the best interest of the children.
“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,” Breed said.
“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.
“I want to recognize all the parents who tirelessly organized and advocated in the last year.
“Elections can be difficult, but these parents were fighting for what matters most – their children.
“The days ahead for our public schools will not be easy.
“Our kids have suffered tremendously during this pandemic, dealing with serious learning loss and significant mental health challenges.
“It’s time we refocus our efforts on the basics of providing quality education for all students, while more broadly improving how this City delivers support for children and families.”
“The city of San Francisco has risen up and said this is not acceptable to put our kids last,” said Siva Raj, a parent who backed the recall effort.
“Talk is not going to educate our children, it’s action. It’s not about symbolic action, it’s not about changing the name on a school, it is about helping kids inside the school building read and learn math.”
The recall started in January 2021 after the board voted to rename 44 schools, including ones named after Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
The “woke” school board members claimed the names were linked to racism and sexism.
From SF Gate:
The majority of San Franciscans who voted in Tuesday’s special election were in support of recalling three San Francisco school board members, with 79% voting to oust Alison Collins, 75% saying yes to recalling Gabriela López and 72% opting to remove Faauuga Moliga, according to tallies by the San Francisco Department of Elections.
My statement on the School Board recall election results: pic.twitter.com/Jj3Gu37O6R
— London Breed (@LondonBreed) February 16, 2022
More than 70% of voters supported the recall of School Board President Gabriela López, Vice President Faauuga Moliga and Commissioner Alison Collins as of Wednesday morning
Are things changing in SF?https://t.co/2th5aQkuSP
— Max Clark (@maxclark) February 16, 2022