Skip to comments.SAN FRANCISCO: Keeping families and kids in town
Posted on 06/26/2011 10:51:30 AM PDT by SmithL
Our recent story about the increasing trend of families leaving the city once their kids hit school age garnered a lot of attention inside and outside City Hall.
As we noted, despite years of policy initiatives by city and school officials, new census figures show 5,278 fewer kids living in the city in 2010 than in 2000. That means just 13.4 percent of San Francisco residents are kids - one of the lowest percentages of any city in the country.
Is it just a given that not many kids will grow up in the city, or can more be done?
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Elsewhere in today's SFGate is this hint: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/inthemission/detail?entry_id=91770
They’re doing plenty. Like Cloward-Pliven, their plans are right on track.
My most liberal friends will not send their kids to public schooll in SF. Perhaps they are not all that liberal, afterall.
Children need to be protected from the democrat party vermin who run San Francisco.
Families flee out of this evil city in order to give their children a chance at a decent life.
OF COURSE THEY DO.
It’s not like SF schools are going to lay off any activist teachers, or cut revenue sources for the Democrat Party.
Would you just LOVE raising your children in such a den of iniquity? It would make them very ‘well-rounded’, doncha think??
Why bring your children up to be bait for the predators?
Maybe the parents are looking for school districts that offer more courses in gay awareness.
Gosh, maybe parents want their kids to grow up to be normal by knowing the difference between mom and dad?
In today’s politically correct world, any criticism of the homosexual community is verboten.
But, could it be that many of these families don’t want their kids exposed to such flagrant open homosexuality as is found in San Francisco?
If they don’t want their kids exposed to same, we’ll never know, because it would be politically incorrect to say so.
A family friend, a “yuppie” who tends to be liberal, lived in a gay oriented neighborhood in Baltimore for a number of years. She said she felt safer in that neighborhood than other city neighborhoods. She did not feel physically uncomfortable among the gay men, as she would have among other strange men in a big city. But, she and her husband ended up in suburbia when it came time to raise the family.
Is there anything wrong with families exercising their free choice about where to live? Why are San Fran. officials panties in a twist over this issue? S.F. is a liberal mecca in many ways. Liberal meccas aren’t always family friendly. I wonder if the people in The Castro would really welcome numerous families moving in. I can just hear them lamenting that the spirit of Stonewall faded away and all that, if it were no longer a homosexual oriented neighborhood.
Men sodomizing each other produces AIDS, not children.
Get the kids OUT and then NUKE SF FROM ORBIT. JUST TO BE SURE.
Given that it’s SF, their first thought will probably be to pass a law prohibiting people with school-age kids from leaving.
The leftist parasite will invariably kill the host. Happens every time.
It’s in the slavery books of those demon possessed squatted squatters. THey will seek to make it mandatory, to prevent people from living without a passport Soviet style, and they will make homosexuality not a choice but a mandate.
This is how government works and means by “protecting”.
Just like when the black plague hit Europe, those towns that were clean and protected themselves will be hit by those who will throw dead plagued bodies into their living quarters, so as to make them share the death, as in share the wealth and redistribute.
That satan Obama is of course behind all this with his cohort of evil twits and betraying coward RINOs to boot. If the plague is good enough for them, they will thrust it on us.
The government has become a rotten squatting cockroach of uselessness and rambunctiousness. They should no more get the “priorities” we granted them to get the job done.
Besides, this allows the government to hire additional bureaucrats to add to the pile already hired in order to fight the newly discovered choices that must be eradicated.
See the recent law in SF to forbid child circumcision. Another choice by individuals to be rigorously suppressed.
It’s not the laws, it’s the “people” living there. Rabid animals.
One of the best lines of any movie. And a good political strategy as well.
To one-up China’s one-child law, San Francisco will soon pass a zero-child law. To facilitate enforcement, they will outlaw heterosexual sex.
I love that they ran this on Pride weekend. Mr. Mayor, Messrs. Supervisors, do you want to know why families don’t want to stay in The City, aside from the fact that it’s cheaper out of town? Look out your office windows.
Inseminating feces is how politicians are made.
Who wants to raise kids in the Rainbow Soviet? LOL
I wonder what percentage of those fleeing the city are staunch supporters of the very policies that led them to leave. The real tragedy is that they won’t even recognize the irony, even after they destroy their new home communities.
San Francisco is a most beautiful city to visit, I would not raise children in such a decadant society.
You need to check out the front page of SFGate. What an absolute dichotomy. On the one hand, there’s the article about the low percentage of school age kids. On the other hand, there’s all this garbage about “Gay Pride,” pink triangles and all the associated decadent, perverted and anti-family values type bahavior. It’s disgusting. Who would want to raise a child in such a depraved environment. Makes Sodom and Gomorrah appear like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms!
Ya, I thought I heard Ronald Reagan didn’t do enough to fight AIDS, and that’s why AIDS became an epidemic among certain groups in the 1980s. It was all Reagan’s fault for not doing anything about it, NOT the fault of those whose behavior spread the disease.
I heard somebody say that San Diego’s gay pride parade is a fun family event. Honestly, they said all are encouraged to bring the children and enjoy the day. There is supposed to be some big public celebration in San Diego’s Balboa Park right after the parade, and it’s allegedly family friendly.
Could also read:
SEATTLE: Keeping families and kids in town
Once a great city, the liberals in Seattle have promoted so many loony policies over the last 40 years or so that they now have more dogs than kids.
Liberalism is a mental disorder. just too bad there are so many crazy people that liberals continue to be elected.
The only reason anyone in City Government cares is that without school age kids, the teachers union hasn’t a reason to exist. It’s all about (the Union’s) children.
I think they may be liberal still. I have attended two of my high school years in a private high school, I know how liberal they can get. However, I think that your most liberal friends want to send their kids to some place for the same reasons that plenty of the kids at my high school back in the day went there: The school encourages people to show professional etiquette, more advanced course options than the local schools offer, and the kid gets the privilege of attending school in smaller size classes than your typical public school has to offer, making it easier to get help from the teacher.
The one thing that I did enjoy about the private school experience was the fact that the kids had enough decency not to have some guy making with his girlfriend right in the middle of the hallways. If they had to do their thing, they at least didn’t do it in plain view of passerbys.
I don’t live in CA, an east-coaster myself, but I would think that CA has a lot of the same problems as plenty of the public schools over in DE, MD, and NJ with the disruptive students, low availability of advanced material, and large class sizes that plenty of people who had the money would do all possible to keep their kids out of.
As far as SF is concerned, please, who would want to send their kids to a place with its share of expensive living, illiteracy to the english language, outward drug use, etc.
Yes, good points.
See #34...it’s a “Pride” thing
Post 34 says it all.
End of story.
No Happy Meals in San Perverto.
Why in the world would anyone want to try and raise a family in San Francisco?
Gays posting in Salon's threads 10 years ago got mad at a conservative, very able poster. So they backtracked him, found his family's website, and sent homosexual pornography to his teenaged son.
Then they came back to the poster and asked him, taunting him, "how do you know your son's not gay? Do you know he collects gay porn?" And stuff like that. It was vicious, and even the liberal hets backed up and backed away from those guys -- they should have seen the light instead, and borrowed a clue about what they were dealing with in these "movement" clowns.