November 18, 2021

Politics of masks, critical race theory fueling heated school board elections

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 in this timely podcast and transcript from PBS News Hour.