What families of faith can learn from San Francisco’s recalled school board members – California Southern Baptist Convention

What families of faith can learn from San Francisco’s recalled school board members

Published Mar 01, 2022

By Jonathan Keller

You may not have heard, but there was an earthquake in San Francisco last month. Not the kind we expect in California. A political earthquake. 

February 15 featured a special recall election in the “City by the Bay.” 

Moms and dads were fed-up with a host of failing policies and broken promises. They wanted their kids to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic and to do so at school, in person. But the bureaucrats have focused their efforts on mandatory masks, online Zoom classes, and removing Abraham Lincoln’s name from schools. 

Even in San Francisco, parents were frustrated at officeholders focusing on divisive social policy instead of what their kids really need. When the votes were finally counted, the trio of activist administrators were recalled by a staggering margin –  over 70%! 

This was a remarkable victory for all fathers and mothers who want to have a say in their children’s education. After this incredible shakeup, many parents across the Golden State are asking: how can I help hold my own school accountable? 

This is why California Family Council (CFC) is excited to partner with CSBC churches and their members. Our mission is simple: advancing God’s design for Life, Family, and Liberty through California’s Church, Capitol, and Culture. 

Without a doubt, public schools are at the center of America’s battle over truth. Followers of Jesus must equip the next generation to boldly stand for Christ in a secular minefield. 

Here are a few practical ways you can protect your kids: 

Show Up

Parents in San Francisco stood up because of what they saw and heard. No matter how good you think your school district is, never take anything for granted. If you haven’t attended a school board meeting before or reviewed your child’s social studies curriculum, now is the time to start! 

Study Worldview
Both churches and parents can help train students to think Biblically. Boys and girls must fully grasp what Scripture teaches about life in the womb, human sexuality and gender, the role of government, racial unity, and more. As Peter says, we should “always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). 

Stay Informed
Every week, CFC publishes multiple articles on what’s happening in Washington, DC, Sacramento, and in cities and schools across our state. Be sure to subscribe to our weekly emails and visit our website to stay up to date with the latest developments.

Sadly, parents’ rights are under increasing threat, especially here in California. But now is no time to shrink back or give up. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit www.CaliforniaFamily.org and reach out to us. Together, let’s shine God’s light and reach the next generation with the truth of Jesus.