Outraged San Francisco Parents Push to Recall ‘Disaster’ School Board

Autumn Looijen and Siva Raj (Siva Raj)

Siva Raj was already frustrated his two kids were not back in class when controversy erupted: The San Francisco Board of Education had decided that 44 local schools named after such troubling American figures as Abraham Lincoln and Paul Revere must be rechristened.

Raj, a new parent in the San Francisco district, was concerned. It was “the first time it really kind of hit me that things were not A-okay” with the school system, he says.

He decided to tune in to the board’s meeting in early February. What he discovered, he told National Review, was “disaster after disaster.” The board spent

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Ryan Mills is an enterprise and media reporter at National Review. He previously worked for 14 years as a breaking news reporter, investigative reporter, and editor at newspapers in Florida. Originally from Minnesota, Ryan lives in the Fort Myers area with his wife and two sons.


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