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Red Wave on School Issues? Results of PAC-Funded Board Races in Philly Suburbs Say Not This Year

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Kimberly Paynter
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WHYY
In Bucks County, Pa., school board seats are contentious on Election Day, November 2, 2021.

After Republicans won big in Virginia, much was made about how the elections were a referendum on hot-button school issues related to COVID, race and gender. Many pundits have said Democrats have clear lessons to learn.

But a Keystone Crossroads analysis of heavily funded school board races in Pennsylvania tells a much more nuanced story that undermines claims of a so-called red wave. WHYY reporter Katie Meyer has this investigation.

(Original air-date: 11/16/21)