Did last week’s elections mark the end of the anti-woke ‘parents’ rights’ movement?
The elections on November 7 did not go well for school board candidates advocating restrictions on “woke” instruction and classroom discussion of “divisive concepts,” including race, racism, sexuality and gender identity.
The American Federation of Teachers claimed that 80 percent of the candidates it endorsed in 250 races were elected. AFT president Randi Weingarten praised the results as a victory for opponents of “banning books or censoring honest history or undermining who kids are.” Liberal and moderate school board candidates did especially well in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Iowa.
Originally published: November 14, 2023
Author: David Wippman
Institution: Hamilton College
Published by: The Hill