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Masks, critical race theory affecting school board races

Clip: 10/27/2021 | 10m 39s

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.

Aired: 10/27/21

Rating: NR

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