SF Parent Coalition

Founded in the summer of 2020, SF Parents (formerly Decreasing the Distance) is a collective of 4,000+ San Francisco public school parents, students, teachers, and community supporters.

We center the needs of children and youth in San Francisco public schools by bringing together a diverse network of parents and caregivers to advocate for a thriving, equitable school system.


S.F. public school parents found their voices during the pandemic. They’re not done fighting for kids

August 18, 2021 |

San Francisco’s public schools have long been run by central office administrators and school board members. But when the COVID-19 pandemic struck and those groups let parents down big time — brushing off their concerns about distance learning harming their children — parents found a group that wanted to listen. They found each other ……