Opinion | What ‘school board moms’ really want — and why candidates ignore us at their peril


Now commentators and analysts are debating why, after years on the back burner, education is suddenly the issue changing our political landscape. Yes, some parents are invested in controversies specific to their districts — masking policies, critical race theory, sexually explicit materials. But suggesting that “school board moms” are only, or even primarily, focused on these issues is an inaccurate distraction.