旧金山家长努力召回学校董事会成员

2021-03-01 08:10

San Francisco Parents Work to Recall School Board Members YTA世界播

旧金山家长努力召回学校董事会成员YTA世界播


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Protesters marched on Feb. 6 in San Francisco to demand schools reopen for in-person instruction. YTA世界播

2月6日,抗议者在旧金山游行,要求学校重新开学,接受面对面的指导YTA世界播


SAN FRANCISCO—Fed up with the pace of plans to reopen public schools, parent groups are mobilizing against San Francisco’s elected school board, arguing it has given priority to social justice issues over getting kids back in classrooms. YTA世界播

旧金山--受够了公立学校重新开学计划的步伐,家长团体正在动员起来,反对旧金山民选的学校董事会,认为它把社会正义问题放在了优先位置,而不是让孩子们回到教室。YTA世界播


Two parents have launched a formal recall effort against three members of the school board, including its president and vice president, while another group is considering options that include asking voters to eliminate school board elections altogether. YTA世界播

两名家长已经对包括校长和副主席在内的三名校董会成员发起了正式的罢免努力,而另一个团体正在考虑包括要求选民完全取消校董会选举的选项。YTA世界播


The parent activism is the latest development in the escalating San Francisco schools-reopening saga. Public schools have been shut down since last March, and negotiations between the local teachers union and the district remain at an impasse despite San Francisco having low Covid-19 rates for a major U.S. city. YTA世界播

家长激进主义是旧金山学校重新开学事件不断升级的最新进展。自去年3月以来,公立学校一直关闭,尽管旧金山的一个美国大城市的新冠肺炎使用率很低,但当地教师工会和学区之间的谈判仍然陷入僵局。YTA世界播


“The people and businesses of San Francisco have worked very hard, have sacrificed, to keep our Covid levels low, and our schools have been closed entirely throughout,” said Patrick Wolff, one of the parents who formed the Campaign for Better San Francisco Public Schools, which can fund-raise for political campaigns. “So just think of the harm that’s being done.” YTA世界播

帕特里克·沃尔夫(Patrick Wolff)是发起“改善旧金山公立学校运动”(Campaign For Better San Francisco Public School)的家长之一,该运动可以为政治竞选活动筹集资金。他说,“旧金山的人民和企业非常努力,做出了牺牲,以保持较低的Covid水平,我们的学校自始至终都被完全关闭了。”“所以,只要想想正在造成的伤害就行了。”YTA世界播


School districts across the country have grappled with when to safely reopen for in-person instruction, with many becoming embroiled in debates with parents, teachers’ unions and others. YTA世界播

全国各地的学区都在努力解决何时重新安全地接受面对面教学的问题,许多学区卷入了与家长、教师工会和其他人的辩论中。YTA世界播


San Francisco’s deliberations are among the most raucous. Under state guidelines, public schools have been allowed to open since last September. But teachers’ unions have balked, saying they will return only when the community spread of Covid-19 is lower, or teachers are vaccinated, and the school board hasn’t forced their hand. The inaction has angered many parents and Mayor London Breed, whose office doesn’t have direct control over schools. YTA世界播

旧金山的讨论是最喧闹的。根据国家的指导方针,公立学校自去年9月以来一直被允许开学。但教师工会犹豫不决,称只有在新冠肺炎的社区传播率较低,或者教师接种了疫苗,而且学校董事会没有强迫他们的情况下,他们才会回来。这种不作为激怒了许多家长和伦敦市长,他们的办公室对学校没有直接控制权。YTA世界播


On Feb. 3, the city sued the school district, alleging it violated state law by not putting forward a viable reopening plan. “This is not the path we would have chosen, but nothing matters more right now than getting our children back in school,” Ms. Breed said. YTA世界播

2月3日,该市起诉该学区,称其没有提出可行的重新开学计划,违反了州法律。“这不是我们会选择的道路,但现在没有什么比让我们的孩子重返校园更重要的了,”布赖德女士说。YTA世界播


“This isn’t helpful, I’ll leave it at that,” District Superintendent Vincent Matthews said at the time. He said the city should have offered to collaborate rather than turn to the courts. YTA世界播

地区警司文森特·马修斯(Vincent Matthews)当时表示:“这没有任何帮助,我就到此为止了。”他说,市政府应该主动提供合作,而不是求助于法院。YTA世界播


Ms. Breed and parents also have accused the board of becoming distracted by efforts that have nothing to do with reopening, including renaming schools honoring people it said had links to racism, sexism and slavery. YTA世界播

布赖德和家长们还指责董事会被一些与重新开学无关的努力分散了注意力,包括给学校改名,称这些学校与种族主义、性别歧视和奴隶制有关。YTA世界播


“They seem more focused—in my estimation, anyway—on symbols of equity rather than actual equity, which would mean getting schools open for all the children in San Francisco,” said Jennifer Sey, a parent who said she was working on the recall efforts. YTA世界播

家长詹妮弗·赛(Jennifer Sey)说,“至少在我看来,他们似乎更关注公平的象征,而不是实际的公平,这意味着让旧金山的所有孩子都能上学。”她说自己正在努力召回。YTA世界播


The board voted on Jan. 26 to rename 44 schools, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln high schools, as well as an elementary school named after former San Francisco mayor and current U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. YTA世界播

1月26日,董事会投票决定重新命名44所学校,其中包括乔治·华盛顿(George Washington)和亚伯拉罕·林肯(Abraham Lincoln)高中,以及一所以旧金山前市长、现任美国参议员黛安·范斯坦(Dianne Feinstein)命名的小学。YTA世界播


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Webcast of a recent San Francisco Board of Education meeting. YTA世界播

旧金山教育委员会最近一次会议的网络直播YTA世界播


The renaming process—which began in 2018 following the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., the preceding year—has been criticized by parents as arbitrary, uninformed and excluding parents and community members. The process provoked a public rebuke last October by Ms. Breed, who said “to hear that the District is focusing energy and resources on renaming schools—schools that they haven’t even opened—is offensive.” YTA世界播

这一更名过程始于2018年,此前一年在弗吉尼亚州夏洛茨维尔(Charlottesville)举行了白人至上主义集会。家长们批评这一过程武断、不知情,并将家长和社区成员排除在外。去年10月,这一过程招致了布赖德的公开指责,她说,“听到学区将精力和资源集中在重新命名学校--他们甚至还没有开学的学校--是一种冒犯。”YTA世界播


Parents and others also criticized the board’s decision Feb. 9 to revamp the admissions process for top-performing Lowell High School to make it more racially diverse. Graduates and parents of current students said the change could make the school less academically competitive. YTA世界播

家长和其他人还批评了委员会2月9日的决定,即修改表现最好的洛厄尔高中的招生程序,使其更具种族多样性。毕业生和在校学生的家长表示,这一变化可能会降低学校在学术上的竞争力。YTA世界播


After the potential recall effort swelled, the school board’s president, Gabriela López, said she had canceled renaming committee meetings, apologized for how the board had handled the renaming process and wrote in a statement that “reopening will be our only focus until our children and young people are back in schools.” YTA世界播

在潜在的召回行动加大后,学校董事会主席加布里埃拉·洛佩斯(Gabriela López)表示,她已经取消了更名委员会的会议,为董事会处理更名过程的方式道歉,并在一份声明中写道,“在我们的孩子和年轻人重返校园之前,重新开学将是我们唯一的关注点。”YTA世界播


In an email, Ms. López declined to comment on the renaming controversy, writing “my sole focus is on safely returning to in-person learning.” YTA世界播

在一封电子邮件中,洛佩斯拒绝对更名争议发表评论,她写道,“我唯一的关注点是安全地回到面对面学习。”YTA世界播


But many parents said the redirection by the board isn’t enough. Parents who formed the Campaign for Better San Francisco Public Schools said it would raise money to support three potential options: a recall campaign, new candidates in the next school board election or a ballot proposal to give the power to appoint school board members to a city official, possibly the mayor, rather than elect them. YTA世界播

但许多家长说,董事会的重新定位是不够的。发起争取更好旧金山公立学校(Better San Francisco Public School)运动的家长表示,该运动将筹集资金,以支持三个可能的选择:罢免运动、下一次学校董事会选举中的新候选人,或者投票提案,赋予任命校董会成员的权力给市政府官员,可能是市长,而不是选举他们。YTA世界播


These options would likely require costly political campaigns and wouldn’t immediately change the makeup of the board. But the efforts underscore the level of frustration by those who have seen their children learning from home since last March. YTA世界播

这些选择可能需要耗资巨大的政治竞选,不会立即改变董事会的组成。但这些努力突显了那些自去年3月以来看到孩子在家学习的人的挫折感。YTA世界播


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Autumn Looijen, left, and Siva Raj say they have filed paper work to initiate recalls of three members of San Francisco’s school board. YTA世界播

金秋·卢伊金(左)和西瓦·拉吉(Siva Raj)表示,他们已经提交了文件,要求召回旧金山学校董事会的三名成员YTA世界播


Parent Siva Raj and his partner, Autumn Looijen, said they filed the paperwork to initiate the recall of Ms. López, as well as Vice President Alison Collins and Commissioner Faauuga Moliga. They are the only members of the board in office long enough to be eligible for a recall. YTA世界播

家长西瓦·拉杰(Siva Raj)和他的伴侣秋·洛伊金(Aufall Looijen)说,他们提交了文件,开始召回洛佩斯、副总统艾莉森·柯林斯(Alison Collins)和专员福加·莫利加(Faauuga Moliga)。他们是唯一有资格被召回的在任时间足够长的董事会成员。YTA世界播


“Unfortunately, this board has failed to listen to parents, we made so many good faith efforts to reach out and communicate,” he said. “Parents are just ready to roll up their sleeves and get involved in every aspect of reopenings.” YTA世界播

他说:“不幸的是,这个委员会没有听取家长的意见,我们做出了这么多真诚的努力来接触和沟通。”“家长们正准备撸起袖子,参与重新开业的方方面面。”YTA世界播


Ms. Collins declined to comment. Mr. Moliga wrote in an email that he supported the renaming pause, but he didn’t support recalling any elected officials, including himself, or changing how the board is selected. YTA世界播

柯林斯拒绝置评。莫利加在一封电子邮件中写道,他支持暂停更名,但他不支持召回任何民选官员,包括他自己,也不支持改变董事会的选举方式。YTA世界播


“I believe altering the city charter could lead to methods of privatizing our public schools, as well as weaken our Teachers Union,” he wrote. YTA世界播

他写道:“我认为修改城市章程可能会导致我们公立学校私有化的方法,同时也会削弱我们的教师工会。”YTA世界播


The board on Tuesday approved a plan to return to in-person instruction for the district’s 52,000 students, cementing an agreement that schools could reopen if community spread becomes moderate, according to state standards, or if all teachers and staff had been able to be vaccinated. YTA世界播

周二,委员会批准了一项为该学区5.2万名学生恢复面授教学的计划,巩固了一项协议,即如果按照州标准,社区传播变得温和,或者如果所有教师和工作人员都能够接种疫苗,学校就可以重新开学。YTA世界播


But the district and the city’s largest teachers union, the United Educators of San Francisco, remain at odds on how many hours a week teachers would initially be in classrooms as students return. YTA世界播

但该学区和该市最大的教师工会旧金山教育工作者联合会(United Education Ators Of San Francisco)在学生回来后教师最初每周在教室里呆了多少小时的问题上仍然存在分歧。YTA世界播


Gov. Gavin Newsom said Feb. 19 California will set aside 10% of its weekly Covid-19 vaccine doses for teachers and others working in education. Mr. Newsom, a Democrat facing his own potential recall election this year by opponents upset over his handling of the pandemic, said he believes schools need to open “much sooner than the current path that we are on.” YTA世界播

加州州长加文·纽瑟姆(Gavin Newsom)2月19日说,加州将把每周新冠肺炎疫苗剂量的10%拨给教师和其他从事教育工作的人。纽瑟姆是一名民主党人,今年可能会面临罢免选举,反对者对他对疫情的处理感到不满。他说,他认为学校需要“比我们目前所走的道路更早”开学。YTA世界播

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