San Francisco School Board Removes School Names Including Washington, Lincoln, and… Feinstein?

Who saw this coming?

The San Francisco school board played a game of “I’m more woke than you are” as the members fell over themselves to remove names of historical figures that, in their eyes, fell short of current moral standards. Founding Father Washington was booted because he owned slaves, while revered President Lincoln was axed because on his watch Native Americans were treated badly.

The list of 44 names includes many figures from the past and one sitting Senator, Dianne Feinstein. Her offense? A Confederate flag was stolen from the San Francisco city hall while she was mayor, and she had the audacity to replace it.

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, not everyone is happy:

Many San Francisco parents — as well as Mayor London Breed — argued the effort was ill-timed given the pandemic and the impact on children, especially students of color, and the fact that students are not even in the schools subject to renaming. Some criticized the board Tuesday for focusing on symbolism rather than the urgent reality facing struggling students, who are approaching a year in distance learning, with many struggling academically, socially and emotionally.

And the renaming is likely to be costly.

It’s unclear how much the district will spend on new signage, repainted sports fields or gym floors, athletic, band or other uniforms, and other administrative costs. But based on other districts across the country, it could cost San Francisco at least $1 million to rename the 44 school sites and potentially significantly more.

The district faces a significant budget deficit, which could reach $75 million next school year.

But it’s their school district. If parents don’t like it, they know how to change it… vote.

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  1. Lyle R. Rolfe

    Only $75 il? What’s another 1 or 2 million bucks to people in sunny Cal? THey can afford it.

  2. Billy Wilson

    The far left is going to communism very fast. Someone needs to stop this BS. Democrat’s are going to far seems like they want the nation to have a war to return to normal . Where there are two or more party’s running the nation not one, that is close to Dictatorship. That’s what it feels like to me. The far left must be stopped by any means. That includes QUEEN N. Pelosi, heck she can not even follow her own rules , Enough of this radical movement , Dictatorship or Communism, enough .

  3. James C. Hays

    California, truly… The land of “fruits & nuts”.

    • Alice

      You hit the nail on the head.

  4. Jim Kerrigan

    California doesn’t need US history.

    Public education has nothing to do with language, history, reading, writing. As long as everyone gets what they need from the government, there’s no need for anything. Just get a place to live, take it easy, and live off the working.

  5. George Chalagonian

    There’s nothing wrong with SF that a REPUBLICAN mayor couldn’t cure. Wish we could call down George Christopher from Heaven.

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