San Francisco school board recall ‘tearing Democrats apart’

The election to recall three members of the San Francisco Unified school board next month has “exposed new, stark political divisions” in the city and drawn national attention, the Washington Post is reporting in a look at the election.

Headlined “San Francisco’s school board recalls are tearing Democrats apart,” the Post report published Thursday notes that some of the city’s liberal stalwarts favor removing board President Gabriela López, Vice President Faauuga Moliga and former board Vice President Alison Collins, all registered Democrats. The effort is largely driven by the board’s decision to end merit-based admissions to the city’s top high school.

Former county Supervisor and mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez gave the Post a blunt assessment: “I hate to break it to them,” said Gonzalez of the recall’s opponents, “but this is really more about incompetence than it is about how it fits into some ideological battle over school boards or textbooks or things like that.”

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