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The School Board Wars, Part 1

The School Board Wars, Part 1

Update: 2021-11-1613
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This episode contains strong language.

A new battleground has emerged in American politics: school boards. In these meetings, parents increasingly engage in heated — sometimes violent — fights over hot-button issues such as mask mandates and critical race theory.

Suddenly, the question of who sits on a school board has become a question about which version of America will prevail.

We visit the school board meeting in Central Bucks, Pa., an important county in national politics, where the meetings have been particularly wild.

Guest: Campbell Robertson, a national correspondent for The New York Times. 

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Let's go Brandon!

CRT is racist. It should NOT be taught anywhere.

Nov 21st
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The School Board Wars, Part 1

The School Board Wars, Part 1

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