Revolt of the Unwoke: San Francisco Parents Aim to Recall Progressive School Board Members

Revolt of the Unwoke: San Francisco Parents Aim to Recall Progressive School Board Members

As Zero Hedge writes, “an unwoke revolt where it’s desperately needed” is occurring. Signatures are being gathered to recall three progressive San Francisco school board members. “Polling shows 69% of San Francisco parents back the school-board-recall – far more than the 43% in a poll last week who support recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom in the election scheduled for Sept. 14” reports Zero Hedge.

According to polls:

Helping the effort in the past few weeks has been new polling data by EMC Research. In a June 25th memo, it found that 69% of San Franciscan parents support the recall. The 69% figure, garnered from two polls conducted in May, showed a noticeable rise in support from February, when only 60% of parents were in favor of a recall.

The memo also notes that the SF School Board has an overall 71% negative rating among voters, with the District itself getting a 57% unfavorable rating. This was a drastic rise from a 2016 poll that showed that only 17% of voters had an unfavorable view of the School District.

Zero Hedge lays out what the administrators have done to lead up to the recall effort:

1   Punish Asian-Americans: The school board scrapped merit-based admissions in favor of a lottery system at Lowell High School, the crown jewel of the city’s public system. Lowell is already 82% nonwhite. Ms. López, the president, asserted that a merit-based system is inherently racist.

2   San Francisco was one of the last public school systems to reopen. It was so bad, at one point the city itself sued the school district.

3   Ordinary citizens are upset with educators dividing America into two groups, white oppressors and nonwhite oppressed.

4   in January the board voted to strip 44 public schools of their names, including Abraham Lincoln High over alleged complicity in racism or oppression. This was followed by an embarrassing about-face when it emerged how flimsy the criteria were.

Ms. Collins was stripped of her vice president title and committee assignments when tweets from 2016 emerged, one of which accused Asian-Americans of using “white supremacist thinking to assimilate and get ahead.” Yet she remains on the board, which she is now suing for $87 million on grounds that she is the victim.

In March, a prominent Indian-American attorney Harmeet Dhillon and his Law Group sent a letter to the board of education threatening a lawsuit for imposing a “rigged lottery” “ostensibly intended to address ‘systemic racism.” Part of the letter reads :

The Board violated clear and longstanding precedent of California statutes, the California Constitution, and the United States Constitution, when it exchanged a merit-based admission process for a program intended and designed to reduce the number of Asian American students admitted to Lowell. The Board, under false legal pretense and the ruse that Lowell’s admissions process perpetuates “white supremacy,” changed Lowell’s admissions process to a Rigged Lottery designed to reduce the admission of Asian American applicants.


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