Following a recall of three school board members from San Francisco, Mayor London Breed said Sunday that the city’s school board failed its children by focusing on politics.
“In this particular case, the board neglected their primary responsibility to focus on other things, other things that are important, but not as significant as what they were there to do and that is to educate children,” she said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
San Francisco board members continued to pursue progressive policies, such as renaming schools, while its classrooms remain shuttered far longer than other US cities. Students did not return to classes full-time until last August.
Supporters say such measures kept students safe, but backlash from angry parents was on display last week in an election that recalled three school board members, Alison Collins, Gabriela López and Faauuga Moliga.