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San Francisco School Board Votes to Change School Names, Including Dianne Feinstein Elementary

San Francisco School Board Votes to Change School Names, Including Dianne Feinstein Elementary

They did absolutely nothing to address actual education reforms the district needs.

https://abc7news.com/sfusd-board-meeting-san-francisco-unified-schools-district-school-name-changes/10076023/

The San Francisco School Board voted to change the names of 44 schools, including the one named after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

One moment during Feinstein’s term as San Francisco mayor caused the voters to choose to remove her name:

Here’s why. In 1984 a protester by the name of Richard Bradley climbed a flag pole to take down the Confederate Flag. It was one of 18 flags displayed outside San Francisco’s Civic Center since 1964 and used to symbolize the stages of American History.

After Bradley took the flag down, then Mayor Feinstein ordered the flag to be put up again.

It was Doris Ward, the first African American Board President who convinced Feinstein to permanently remove the flag. Feinstein did.

The board chose to go against Washington and Jefferson because they owned slaves.

The school named after Lincoln will undergo a change because black and Native American lives didn’t matter to him. There’s a few more:

Some other namesakes’ legacies, such as Junipero Serra, Jose Ortega and Vasco Nunez de Balboa, were based on colonization and abuses of indigenous people. Another storied figure, John Muir, was also selected for renaming due to comments that invoked racist stereotypes made toward Black people. (The Sierra Club’s executive director recently condemned its founder for these remarks.)

Because we all know changing a school’s name is essential to a student’s achievement.

Wrong.

Former educator Erika Sanzi pointed San Francisco tops the nation in achievement gaps.

Another chart shows 70% of the students are proficient in math compared to 12% of blacks and 21% of Latinos.

Even San Francisco Mayor London Breed blasted the school board, especially since kids have not returned to the classroom:

Even Mayor London Breed entered the fray, criticizing the renaming of schools and calling it “offensive” last year amid the pandemic and the continuation of school closures.

Breed said in a statement Wednesday: “This is an important conversation to have, and one that we should involve our communities, our families, and our students. What I cannot understand is why the School Board is advancing a plan to have all these schools renamed by April, when there isn’t a plan to have our kids back in the classroom by then.”

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I.don’t.care…

    tbonesays in reply to gonzotx. | January 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    You should

    “It was one of 18 flags displayed outside San Francisco’s Civic Center since 1964 and used to symbolize the stages of American History.”

    It proves the attacks on the Confederate States of America are actually a pretext for an attack on the United States of America.

Why not declare all the students graduated with straight As and simply close the schools?

Stop giving objects a human’s name!

Maybe they can invite the Chicago teachers to perform at the commemorations>

TheConfusedOne | January 28, 2021 at 6:13 pm

Sounds like a good opportunity:

Charles U Farley Elementary
I P Freely Middle School
Schooly McSchoolface High

The name game.
School team could be the Masked Avengers.
Possible names for 21st Century San Francisco schools abound:
Pins & Needles High
Che Guevara Middle School
Tent City Elementary
Psychedelic Prep.
Silicone Sisters Parochial

Anyone schooling their children in San Francisco public schools care not for thir well being nor their mental or physical health.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Chieftain. | January 29, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Or, can’t afford private school tuition. Or can’t homeschool because they need dual income to afford San Francisco.

Colonel Travis | January 28, 2021 at 6:40 pm

Yesterday, at George Washington Elementary.
“What is 2×2, class?”
Sound of crickets.

Today, GWE has been renamed Lesbian Unisex Bathroom Wedding Cake Building #7. Let’s listen in to see how things are going.
“What is 2×2, class?”
More crickets. But they are warm, fuzzy crickets.

Saint Francis. A city named after a Catholic saint? San Jose, San Simeon, etc. All cities named after saints by oppressing, crusading Spanish colonizers must be renamed.

San Francisco must change its name. “Mumia Abu-Jamal” would be a good selection.

Cheap virtue signaling is a lot easier than trying to fix a broken education system.

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