San Francisco may be a progressive city, but even there, people have limits.
Parents have successfully ousted three left-wing school board members in a recall election.
The message is loud and clear. If this can happen in San Francisco, it can happen anywhere.
KTVU News reports:
Voters oust San Francisco school board members in special recall election
Three San Francisco school board members have been recalled in a special election.
Voters overwhelmingly chose to oust Board President Gabriela Lopez and members Faauuga Moliga and Allison Collins from their positions. The pro-recall vote garnered more than 70% of the ballots.
They will officially be replaced by mayoral appointments 10 days after the election is officially accepted by the Board of Supervisors.
The new board members are likely to take office in mid-March.
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The board recall was fueled in part by a backlash of frustration, mostly missteps that were made during the pandemic.
In a statement, state Sen. Scott Wiener, who had backed the recall, said he was looking forward to the mayor choosing three new trustees.
Mayor London Breed released her own statement, thanking parents who “tirelessly” organized and advocated for the recall effort.
“Elections can be difficult, but these parents were fighting for what matters most – their children,” Breed’s statement read.
She added that the school district faces a rough road ahead with many challenges; including exiting from the pandemic, a budget deficit, and hiring a new superintendent. She said the city is ready to offer support, but had no specifics.
The election wasn’t even close:
San Francisco just voted to recall three progressive members of the city's school board.
It was not even close. pic.twitter.com/CR8xwxeBW9
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 16, 2022
I HAVE MASSIVE, EARTH-SHATTERING NEWS!
San Francisco voted to recall 3 school board members — each will be ousted from office.
This was a victory for parental choice in education & for our students.
If we can do this in SF, we can do this everywhere across the country.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) February 16, 2022
San Francisco's woke school board members prioritized renaming Abraham Lincoln High School over getting children back in school.
Parents voted to recall them with nearly 80% of the vote.
This is a Tea Party for families and it's only getting started.
— Terry Schilling 🇺🇸 (@Schilling1776) February 16, 2022
Parents are taking back the schools they pay for and it’s about time.
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