The story isn’t “renaming” — it’s Lowell High School.

This is an Instagram post from Student Delegate Shavonne Hines-Foster about how the school administration handled the incident.
Student Delegates Kathya Correa Almanza and Shavonne Hines Foster share their thoughts about the Lowell incident at a recent SF Board of Education Meeting

Does anyone smell something fishy?

The renaming story is a red herring. Saying that the SFUSD Board of Education is spending an inordinate amount of time talking about renaming and thus is preventing us from reopening schools is untrue. (Many other large urban school districts across the state are also having difficulty reopening, and they are not renaming schools, e.g. Los Angeles, Oakland, Contra Costa, etc.)

Support Black Lowell Student leaders

This past week I reached out to local, state, and national NAACPs to address this issue. President Gabriela López and Commissioner Matt Alexander, and I are presenting a resolution to foster true accountability and healing at a Special Meeting of the Board of Education this Tuesday, February 2nd at 3:00 PM. The resolution was co-authored with Student Delegates Shavonne Hines-Foster and Kathya Correa Almanza and in partnership with the local chapter of the NAACP, and state and national NAACP. It also has support from leaders in the SF Human Rights Commission, and Office of Racial Justice. I encourage folks to learn more about the resolution this coming Tuesday and then the following week at the Regular Board when it is slated to be voted on by the board.

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Alison M Collins

Alison M Collins

mom of twins. education nerd. public school warrior. reformed cat-lady. amateur urbanist. social justice addict. BLERD. & most recently Board of Ed Commissioner