Parents, educators, and allies who don’t want to see their schools turned into a political battlefield should remember what’s at stake when their school board is up for election.
Up and down the ballot, every vote counts. People across Virginia should vote their values, including in local school board elections.
In the meantime, it’s up to adults to make sure the young people in their lives have the resources they need to succeed. To stop bad school policies from passing – and to advocate for good ones – form coalitions with other stakeholders in your community. Show up to school board meetings together, and encourage others to do the same. Alert your local press.
Remember: school boards are elected to represent parents, educators, and allies like you.