State Boards Could Feel Electoral Winds
With scores of state school board seats nationwide hanging on the results of next month's elections, the results could have a quiet but significant impact on education policy at a time when board members' influence and relationships with other state political leaders are in transition.
Nine states are holding direct elections this cycle for some or all the seats on their state boards of education, including Colorado, Ohio, and Texas. (New Mexico's elected Public Education Commission—also up for grabs—serves only in an advisory role to the state superintendent.)
Four of the board elections, in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio,...
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