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James Hohmann at WP:
A week after Republicans won the Virginia governor’s race, it is increasingly obvious that Fox News and red Twitter did not invent parental anger about what’s been happening in public schools. Nor is frustration limited to the suburbs — or peculiar to the Old Dominion. Efforts to lower academic standards and scale back educational opportunities in the name of racial equity are backfiring on liberals from coast to coast, including in the bluest big cities in America.
Consider San Francisco. Mayor London Breed (D) just endorsed the recall of three far-left school board members in a February special election, including someone she appointed in 2018. Other Democratic officeholders and donors also back their removal, and recall organizers submitted 80,000 signatures to remove the commissioners, undercutting the argument that this is some right-wing conspiracy.
Democrats other than Breed are reversing course, too. New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams (D) promised during the campaign not to implement a plan announced by outgoing Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio to eliminate elementary school gifted and talented programs in the nation’s largest school district. Adams said he wants to preserve the programs and expand additional opportunities for advanced learning.