Eye on Education

Right Wing Politics Take Hold in School Boards Outside Cincinnati

A wave of self-described fiscal conservatives now serve as school board members in a handful of districts just outside Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the anti-tax ideals these board members espouse have some residents worried about how they’ll influence the way their local public schools operate.

UNION TWP. – The political landscape among local school boards may be changing. For the first time in the region, candidates who go by a variety of self-applied labels – fiscal conservatives, anti-tax activists, tea party activists – have won what appear to be majorities on local school boards and wield wide control over school policy choices and millions of dollars in taxpayer money.

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