Wicomico County Board of Education candidates 2022 Q&A: book bans, CRT | #schoolshooting


The Local News Network at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and Capital News Service

Hot button topics in education have made national headlines this year. And those issues have surfaced in what’s become hotly contested school board races.

In Wicomico County, where an elected school board is still fairly new, the Board of Education contests have followed that path, taking tones from national conversations.

The Local News Network at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and Capital News Service compiled school board candidate Q&As. In all, 155 local boards of education candidates in Maryland were surveyed, 102 of which responded.

In Wicomico County, nine of the 14 candidates for Board of Education responded. Wicomico’s school board is nonpartisan.

Candidates were asked about the most important issue facing schools, concerns they have about school safety, concerns about how history is taught and about the removal of books from school libraries, among other issues.



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