Replay: School Leaders Debate How Education Politics Will Shape ‘22 Midterms
The 74 & Progressive Policy Institute host a conversation with school board members from battleground states about the evolving politics of education
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Across America, education will be on the ballot this fall. What are the stakes for students, teachers, parents and educational equity? How has the pandemic shifted the mindsets of voters regarding issues of learning loss, family engagement and school choice?
Today we partnered with the Progressive Policy Institute’s Reinventing America’s Schools Project to organize a webinar in search of answers — a one-hour school board conversation about the politics driving the movement for educational equity.
The livestreamed conversation featured 74 Senior Writer Kevin Mahnken and elected school board members from some key battleground states: Ray A. Freeman of the Warrensville Heights (Ohio) City School District; Beatriz Lebron of the Rochester (New York) Public Schools Board of Education; Ty G. Jones of the Lancaster (Texas) Public Schools Board of Education; and Erika Mitchell of the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education. PPI’s Curtis Valentine will moderate.
Read some of The 74’s recent coverage of the 2022 issues, candidates and races that could shape education for years to come
- Turnout: More Parents Motivated to Vote in Midterms, Poll Finds
- Campaign Strategy: Heading into Midterms, GOP Finds All School Politics is Local
- Georgia: School Choice Blurring Party Lines in State Superintendent Race as Teachers’ Union Aims to Take Down Democrat
- Florida: In Reelection Bid, DeSantis Keeps Eye on Schools — and 2024
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