California Parents Just Handed Liberals a Major Defeat – San Francisco Residents Overwhelmingly Vote to Recall 3 Board Members

Over the past few years, American parents have become increasingly concerned with the state of education in the country. Accusations of indoctrination and a widespread liberal agenda persist.

As a result, we’re starting to see a lot of pushback from parents who don’t like the direction schools are taking. And they also feel as if they have less power than they’ve ever had before.

But that didn’t stop San Francisco parents from flexing their voting muscles — and voting to recall 3 city school board members.

Parents rose up against the three high-ranking members of the board: President Gabriela López, Vice President Faauuga Moliga and Commissioner Alison Collins.

Residents accused the three of presiding over a hugely progressive board that pushed their own social agenda during the pandemic. Parents say this was absolutely not in the best interests of the children.

To bolster their position, San Francisco Mayor London Breed agreed with the pushback and supported the recall vote.

Democrats were split over the recall effort but residents weren’t split at all, which means these three board members are out. And for many parents, they consider this a significant victory.

Said Mayor Breed after the vote (from Fox News):

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 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 Mayor is now responsible for replacing the ousted board members, before another election rolls around in November.

Breed added that parents “were fighting for what matters most — their children.” Parents simply didn’t believe the actions taken by the board during the pandemic made much sense.

The #1 issue was that residents thought the board’s priorities were out of whack.

For example, they talked about renaming 44 schools, but were very slow to reopen schools that were closed under the pandemic. And these parents care far more about action than talk.

Said one of the parents who helped launch the recall effort, Siva Raj:

The city of San Francisco has risen up and said this is not acceptable to put our kids last.

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 process kicked off in January 2021 after the board voted to rename 44 schools with names honoring George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

At the time, the board claimed these names could be linked to racism and sexism, something liberals around the country have been claiming for years.

But this plan was criticized for being historically inaccurate and it was eventually scrapped. The damage had been done, however, as parents viewed the move as another example of misplaced priorities.

And when it comes to their children, parents aren’t interested in agendas and narratives: they simply want their kids to get the best education possible.

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