Washington, D.C. – Today, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) issued the following statement in response to the successful recall of three members of the San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education:
“Parents are standing up to have their voices heard. Over the past two years they have watched liberal school boards in their communities prioritize renaming schools over re-opening classrooms. School boards have used ‘equity’ and ‘social justice’ as an excuse to discriminate and lower standards for children. This is exactly what the San Francisco School Board did and why three of their members were recalled in a landslide.
“Last night’s results follow the clear message Virginia parents sent last November and the outcry that House Republicans have heard from constituents across the country: parents deserve a say and children deserve a quality education. This is why House Republicans have made education a major pillar in our Commitment to America, including a Parents Bill of Rights that protects parental rights and pushes for curriculum transparency. We want kids to strive and succeed, not be stifled by disrupted learning and politics in the classroom. This is what we will continue to fight for because children’s education must be a national priority.”