Officials Vote To Suspend The Renaming Of San Francisco Schools


Officials have decided not to rename San Francisco schools after facing criticism and back lash from their last vote in January.

According to NBC Bay Area,

"The city’s Board of Education, which convened on Zoom, voted unanimously to reverse its much-criticized decision to strip the names of a third of San Francisco’s public schools, which it said honored figures linked to racism, sexism and other injustices. Among them were schools named for presidents Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, writer Robert Louis Stevenson and Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere. A school named for longtime Sen. Dianne Feinstein was on the list as well."

Many people were reportedly upset that the school board was focusing on renaming schools instead of getting their students back into the classroom.

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