School Board Elections And The Nationalization Of Politics On The Hyper-Local Level
The pandemic brought schools to the center of ongoing public health debates over masks and vaccine mandates. And concern over critical race theory has forced schools to consider how to teach America’s complex racial history
All of this has brought the formerly dull races for local school boards to the front of many parents' minds and in 2021 there are twice as many candidates seeking a spot on their local school board compared to four years ago.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we take a look at school board elections and the nationalization of politics on this hyper-local level.
- Anna Staver, political reporter for USA Today Network Ohio Bureau
- Jeffrey R. Henig, professor of political science & education at Teachers College, Columbia University
- Nikki Hudson, member of the Worthington School Board running for reelection
- Many of Ohio's local school board candidates getting large contributions. The Statehouse News Bureau | by Jo Ingles.
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