Residents in San Francisco voted Tuesday to recall three of its school members.
- Critics argued that the three school board members were not adhering to the best interest of the children, but rather their progressive agendas, Fox News reported.
- School board President Gabriela Lopez, Vice President Faauuga Moliga and Commissioner Alison Collins all were on the recall ballot as voters agreed their woke policies were not appropriate.
- “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,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed said.
- Breed, who appointed new board members to fill the spots until a November election, agreed with the parents who initiated the recall.
- “The parents were fighting for what matters most — their children,” Breed said.
PARENTS ON THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS:
“The city of San Francisco has risen up and said this is not acceptable to put our kids last.”
- San Francisco, one of the most democratic cities in the country, was slow to reopen district schools that were closed due to COVID.
- The recall effort was launched in January 2021, when parents felt the school board members were poorly choosing their priorities.
- “Talk is not going to educate our children, it’s action,” parent Siva Raj said. “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.”
- All of the members have been heavily criticized when they supported strict lockdowns of schools during the pandemic.