'It's Offensive' – Mayor London Breed Says SFUSD Must Focus On Reopening Classrooms Over Renaming SchoolsMayor London Breed pushed back on plans by the San Francisco Unified School District to rename dozens of schools over namesakes deemed objectionable, saying reopening classrooms should be the top priority.
Push Underway To Take Junipero Serra, George Washington, Francis Scott Key Names Off San Francisco SchoolsThe battle over renaming schools honoring slave owners and other figures is getting attention in a different way. Even before the latest “Black Lives Matter” protests across the country, San Francisco Unified Schools officials implemented steps to take a closer look at controversial school names.
CA Schools Chief Applauds Renaming Schools Named After Slaveholders, Racially Charged LeadersCalifornia schools chief Tony Thurmond said Wednesday that schools named for Confederate leaders or other racially charged figures exacerbate feelings of racial inequality, and he commended schools that have opted to rename themselves.
San Francisco Considers Renaming Justin Herman PlazaSan Francisco supervisor calls for Justin Herman Plaza to be named after an honored resident who "should embody San Francisco values of equity, inclusion and forward-thinking."