Scott Henry, a Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District (Cy-Fair ISD) board member’s recent comments that implied that more Black teachers lead to higher dropout rates justifies the need for people to take local elections more seriously.
Frankly, national elections just appear sexier.
The issues often appeal to people more than local neighborhood issues like potholes or school curriculum.
Many people can name multiple past presidents of the United States.
However, fewer people probably know the names of the members of their local school boards or the names of the people on their city council.
But it definitely should be the other way around especially since a right-wing attack on so-called critical race theory attempts to rewrite American history and/or worse.