No. 6: Citizens speak up at school board meetings – Yahoo News – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Dec. 28—Local school boards accustomed to conducting their work before sparse crowds found themselves before sometimes standing room-only crowds in the latter half of 2021.

Mask mandates and other coronavirus mitigation protocols and nationwide scrutiny of how schools teach about race and racism drove citizens to come to board meetings in unprecedented numbers.

New restrictions placed on public commenters by the Mankato Area School Board drew national attention.

The public comment peak began this summer as school leaders were planning for the fall return of students full time amid a pandemic, Mankato Are

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