Hot button issues of race, sexuality playing out in school board elections
Running for the school board has long been a way for people to dip their toes into the political process. At times candidates may be backed – publicly and/or privately – by political parties.
But amid national political debates about racial justice and equality, school board elections across the country are increasingly mirroring the same discord – with pandemic lockdowns and mandates since 2020 ramping up people’s interest in pushing political issues through local school districts.
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