The San Francisco Board of Education has admitted that its plan to rename schools named after historical figures was ill-advised, at least in the timing of the plan.
The board has decided to put off the renaming plans until it can get more input from the community, which it said will not be until teachers and students come back for in-person instruction.
The plan has received backlash because of the decision to make the changes during the pandemic rather than focus on getting students back into schools, and from some who don’t think the changes are necessary at all.
Parents started a recall petition for members of the school board and have already collected 70,000 signatures.
A major case of messed-up priorities if there ever was one.
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