Skip to comments.Conservatives sweep races for seats on Kansas State Board of Education
Posted on 11/13/2022 5:42:06 AM PST by karpov
Unofficial results show four seats on the Kansas State Board of Education were won by conservative candidates who want to restrict how race and social-emotional learning are taught in schools.
Conservatives appear to have won a slate of seats on the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday night, pushing the moderate board further to the right.
In District 3, covering southern Johnson County and part of Miami County, incumbent Michelle Dombrosky won the race against newcomer Sheila Albers by just over 6,000 votes, according to unofficial results.
Dombrosky, who won her seat in 2019, pushed for local control and funding for schools, and voiced concerns about school officials and the government violating privacy laws for students needing mental or physical health care.
“That's where a lot of our problems are happening, is at the federal level coming into our schools,” Dombrosky said at a September rally in Kansas City, Kansas. “And then our local schools, which we should get back to, need to be locally funded and locally controlled.”
Albers, who has worked in various roles in public schools over her 25-year career, ran on a platform of expanding early childhood education, addressing the national teacher shortage and school safety in the wake of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
School board elections — once low-key contests on the ballot — are now the stage for fierce debates over who should control curriculum and how race is taught in schools. Those issues were at the forefront of the five races on the ballot for seats on the state board of education.
Following her loss, Albers said she thinks public education is in jeopardy.
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These races at the local and grassroots level are just as, or in some cases more, important than a federal congressional or Senate seat or Electoral College votes. This is an important place where the left put the short end of the wedge in for their social justice agenda. It is good to hear that there were many successes for conservatives in these races nationwide.
I don't believe, for one single minute, that their "social justice agenda" has a damned thing to do with social justice. It has everything to do with communism and the destruction of our Republic...
“…pushing the moderate board further to the right.…”
If they’re so moderate what pushed people who had better things to do than run for a seat to run?
Though not as much as we prayed and hoped for, but still.
At least something went in the right direction for Kansas. That and the Kobach win.
Where Republicans have a ground game with volunteers they win.
But so many GOP party workers are not energized or funded.
“These races at the local and grassroots level are just as, or in some cases more, important than a federal congressional or Senate seat or Electoral College votes. This is an important place where the left put the short end of the wedge in for their social justice agenda.”
Cultural Marxism is the issue for 24.
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