Romans 13:1 – Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

More than 70% of voters supported recalling the three school board members, according to returns filed by the San Francisco Division of Elections. Voters in San Francisco have recalled three members of their schools school board The board on Tuesday followed a turbulent time, which included battles over distance education, school renamings, a first amendment lawsuit and changes in admissions processes for the citys most elite public high schools. SAN FRANCISCO – Residents of San Francisco on Tuesday recalled three members of the citys school board The school board the city on Tuesday for what critics called errant priorities and for placing progressive politics ahead of childrens needs amid a pandemic. Parents in San Francisco launched their recall effort in January 2021, fueled by frustration with slow school openings across the county as the citys school board pushed through the renaming of 44 school sites and eliminating competitive enrollment in the elite Lowell High School.

Acts 5:29 – Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Another contentious issue was the boards decision to stop merit-based admissions to the citys elite Lowell High School, as part of a larger push to increase equity and inclusivity at Lowells elite high school. Many Asian parents were already angry about the boards move to end merit-based admissions to the elite Lowell High School, where Asian students are a majority. The elite Lowell High School, where Asian students are a majority. Voters in affluent neighborhoods turned out in large numbers, voting overwhelmingly to rescind, possibly due to the boards elimination of merit-based admissions at Lowell High School. Perhaps most vexing was that the board had moved to stop the use of merit-based admissions at Lowell High School, one of the most hallowed institutions in San Francisco, which has Asian American students as its majority.

Titus 3:1 – Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

In April, after a parent outcry, the board members scrapped a plan to rename one-third of the citys public schools after historic figures linked to injustice. Parents and others in San Francisco, one of the nations most liberal cities, did not dispute the need for an overhaul of historical figures the schools were named after, but criticized the effort for its bad research, historical inaccuracies, and bad timing. San Franciscos pro-recall supporters, interviewed by KQED, are loath to ally with a groundswell of anti-school-board sentiment fed by upstart conservative groups such as Moms for Liberty, but a recent column from the groups founders echos arguments made by pro-recall supporters on how the school boards prioritise social justice over opening up the schools.

Psalms 22:28 – For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations.

Everyone following this campaign knows billionaires are trying to take public education away entirely, said Frank Lara, executive vice president of the San Francisco Federation of Educators, in a commercial encouraging people to vote no on an unprecedented recall election. Financial documents reveal the election was funded in large part by donations from large donors who did not have children in public school districts. The unprecedented recall election began in January last year amid rising tensions amid the pandemic, as parents claimed that the three school board members had placed priorities wrong, with them focusing their attention on social issues instead of a strategy to reopen schools amid the pandemic, when many other school districts were opening.

Daniel 2:44 – And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

An unprecedented recall election began in January of last year as tensions rose during the pandemic with parents claiming three school board members misplaced priorities, focusing their attention on social issues rather than pandemic reopening strategies at a time when many other school districts were open. But Fallen Looijen and Sivaraj, partners and parents of Recall school board members Lopez, Collins, and Moliga Committee. Fallen Looijen and Sivaraj touted their efforts to put a recall ballot initiative on the ballot as a grassroots effort, starting with Facebook groups, an email list, and $99-dollar-limit donors. While the San Francisco Ethics Commission lists three main committees that supported the push — Concerned Parents Support the Recall of Alderman Alison Collins, School Board President Gabriela Lopez and Vice President Faauuga Moliga, which received $1,059,093 from donors, Recall School Board Members Lopez, Collins & Moliga, which received $850,497, and San Francisco Parents Action PAC to Support the Recall of School Board Members Collins and Lopez, which received $9,270 — the itemized contributor sections offer a deeper look at some of the individuals behind the successful effort in San Francisco. Union president Duncan Brown said that San Dieguito Teachers Association authorized spending as much as $60,000 from their political action committee for a campaign against her.

While the San Dieguito Faculty Association is organizing a recall against Allman, the union is also gathering signatures on a petition that would force a special election for the other seat on the Board. Trustee Michael Allman was elected to a four-year term on a single school board in November 2020, but just five months later, the San Dieguito Faculty Association began its recall campaign against him. The San Dieguito Faculty Association has accused Trustee Michael Allman of violating one school boards code of conduct, apparently stemming from a Facebook flame war between competing groups supporting Allman and the union.

Romans 13:7 – Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

Opponents called the recall a waste of time and money, given that the citys school board is facing several challenges, including a $125 million budget shortfall and the need to replace retiring superintendent Vincent Mathews. The recall itself is emblematic of the way education has become a wedge issue across the country, and its outcome is likely to embolden Republicans, who harp on parents frustrations about reopening schools and masked mandates, and underscore the Democratic Partys internal divides about how to respond to the pandemic. Many critics also question whether the recall is part of an effort to privatize public schools, or driven by Republicans, though there is no evidence that this is the case.