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

Kimberly Paynter
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)

Katie Meyer is WHYY’s political reporter. She covers politics, policy, power, and elections at every level of government, with the goal of showing how it all affects people’s lives.