Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — The Pennsylvania-wide school board race has received an unusually high level of attention this fall due to the extreme views of many candidates.
In Back County, a candidate running for the Palisade School District said on social media she saidQ followersThe group began promoting conspiracy theories about Democratic Party and childhood in 2017, and more recently promoted conspiracy theories about COVID-19 and the 2020 elections.Group has Openly stated that goal To get more followers elected by the local school board.
In Chester County, a candidate for the Downingtown School District used misleading issues to oppose the school’s COVID-19 safety measures, but he is not alone.
And across the state, Back to School PA, a political action committee that aims to hold elected officials responsible for “unnecessary school closures,” is pouring money into dozens of races. Some candidates approved by the PAC have stated that they are “opposed.”Critical race theoryA…