GOP push to politicize school board races gets election test

A culture war is extending to school board races over COVID-19 restrictions and anti-racism curriculum as voters across the country head to the polls today.


National News

November 2, 2021 - 10:10 AM

The 1776 Projecthas been active in finding school board candidates to warn about teaching of racism and hostile to COVID-19 restrictions.

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — School board races, once sleepy and localized, have become the new front in a culture war raging across the nation as resentments over COVID-19 restrictions and anti-racism curriculum reach a boiling point.

On Tuesday, voters weigh in on dozens of races that have been dominated by debates over masks, vaccines, race and history. The outcomes will decide not just districts’ policies but also whether the education fight has staying power as part of the national discourse and becomes a rallying issue for Republicans in the 2022 midterms.

Conservatives have eagerly taken up the cause as they look to move past the coronavirus pandemic and to reframe the discussion on racial injustice in America as a rewriting of history. 

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