The San Francisco School Board on Tuesday is expected to temporarily suspend their decision to rename more than 40 schools that are named after historical figures that have been deemed “racist.”
Parents have taken issue with the board’s decision to focus on the trivial matter while students are continuing to attend school virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Even Democratic Mayor London Breed, who agrees with renaming schools, believed focusing on students’ returning to the classroom was more important than school renaming, at least in the short term.
“… in the midst of this once in a century challenge, to hear that the District is focusing energy and resources on renaming schools — schools that they haven’t even opened — is offensive,” Breed said in a statement back in October. “It’s offensive to parents who are juggling their children’s daily at-home learning schedules with doing their own jobs and maintaining sanity. It’s offensive to me as someone who went to our public