From Quiet to Contentious: How Did School Board Races Become Fueled by Politics

Join Chalkbeat Colorado and The Colorado Sun on Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. for a panel discussion leading up to November elections. We will interview both national and Colorado experts about how politics have gripped school boards and school board races and what it means for classrooms.

Speakers include:
Jonathan Collins, assistant professor of political Science, public policy and education at Brown University
Sarah Reckhow, professor of political science at Michigan State University and co-author of Outside Money in School Board Politics: The Nationalization of Education Politics
Dr. Jubal Yennie, executive director of the Colorado Association of School Boards

Moderators include:
Erica Breunlin, education reporter for The Colorado Sun
Erica Meltzer, bureau chief of Chalkbeat Colorado

The Colorado Education Association is the voice of 39,000 educators, working together in a strong union to ensure all students get the exceptional public schools they deserve, in every neighborhood across the state. As Colorado’s largest labor union, CEA works collectively with all education stakeholders to ensure Colorado’s standing as an excellent state in which to learn, live, work, and raise a family.


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