PBS NewsHour

Masks, critical race theory affecting school board races

Clip: 10/27/2021 | 10m 39s

School board races are usually quiet contests centered around local issues like budgets. But this year, many of these boards are engulfed in nationalized, cultural hot-button fights over issues like mask mandates and teaching critical race theory. Anger at school boards has resulted in heated meetings and threats of violence — and federal intervention. Judy Woodruff reports.

Aired: 10/27/21

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Major corporate funding for the PBS NewsHour is provided by Care.com, Consumer Cellular, and Fidelity. Funding for the PBS NewsHour Weekend is provided by Mutual of America. For a complete …