Mayor blasts effort to rename schools during pandemic
By Editor - Sat Oct 17, 4:30 am
The irritated mayor of San Francisco blasted an effort to rename some of the city’s public schools, saying the school district should focus on getting children back into classrooms if it wants to address equity and systemic racism instead of wasting resources on replacing names such as Jefferson, Washington and Feinstein. Mayor London Breed delivered the harsh rebuke in a statement Friday after the San Francisco Chronicle reported that parents and principals at 42 schools are scrambling to brainstorm new names during the pandemic that has kept the district’s 57,000 students at home. Breed, a San Francisco native and public school graduate, called the effort “offensive,” as private schools re-open, providing students access to rich, in-person class-time while public school students stare at screens at home and fall further behind.
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