Eye on Education

Ohio Tea Party Candidates Run for School Boards

There are several Tea Party candidates running for local school board seats this November. The outcome of these races could change future spending patterns in some school districts.

Ohio State University political science professor Paul Beck says these low-turnout elections are often when more conservative candidates can find the most success.

“The ability of some of these groups to be able to take over a school board, or at least to elect some of their supporters to a school board, is greater in these off-year elections than it is when the electorate is far larger and more partisan,” Beck said.

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