The Editor's Back Fence

Ignoring History, San Francisco Will Be Doomed to Repeat It.

Becky O'Malley
Sunday June 30, 2019 - 03:43:00 PM

I am personally outraged that the San Francisco School Board has voted to destroy the Victor Arnautoff mural in George Washington High School which shows deplorable acts in the first president's life, including holding slaves and fighting against Native Americans. Clearly the school board members didn't understand that hiding history will not erase it. San Franciscans should not entrust the education of their children to such ignorant and ill-informed politicians. The full details are in this New York Times op-ed by Bari Weiss:San Francisco Will Spend $600,000 to Erase History

If you want to let them know what you think, here are their email addresses: 

San Francisco School Board Members


Stevon Cook 


Mr. Stevon Cook, President

Mark Sanchez
Mr. Mark Sanchez, Vice President

Commissioner Alison Collins
Ms. Alison M. Collins, Commissioner

Jenny Lam
Ms. Jenny Lam, Commissioner

Gabriela Lopez
Ms. Gabriela López, Commissioner

Faauuga Moliga
Mr. Faauuga Moliga, Commissioner

Rachel Norton
Ms. Rachel Norton, Commissioner



Esther V. Casco, Executive Assistant to the Board of Education
phone: 415-241-6493