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Mayor London Breed blasted a proposal last week to force 44 San Francisco public schools to change their names, calling it an “offensive” waste of time, energy and resources from a district that still has no date to bring kids back to the classroom.
More than a third of the district’s 125 schools learned that they should work to come up with new names for their schools, which have been deemed “inappropriate” by the San Francisco School Names Advisory Committee for cultural, racial or historic reasons. The school board will likely vote on the proposal early next year.
Sites include those with names honoring deceased presidents — Lincoln, Washington, Madison and Jefferson — as well as dead generals and writers; and even a sitting politician is on the list: Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
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