Chaotic Meetings, Violent Threats: School Boards Targeted : Consider This from NPR School board members across the country are being intimidated and threatened. Now the National School Boards Association wants the federal government to step in. The group said in a recent letter to President Biden that acts of school board harassment and confrontations seem to be coordinated.

The online newsletter Popular Information has written about national groups targeting school boards.

NPR Ed correspondent Anya Kamenetz travelled to Gwinnett County, Georgia, where school board members have been targeted with threats. Read more in her story, What it's like to be on the front lines of the school board culture war.

NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith has also reported on why school board elections will be an early test of what issues motivate voters.

Anya and Tamara recently discussed their reporting on school boards on the NPR Politics Podcast. Listen via Apple, Spotify, or Google.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

School Boards: A New Front Line In The Culture Wars

School Boards: A New Front Line In The Culture Wars

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: People speak during a special Board of Education Meeting on mask mandates for students and staff in Kalamazoo County Schools at the Schoolcraft High School Gymnasium on August 23, 2021 in Schoolcraft, Michigan. Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images hide caption

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: People speak during a special Board of Education Meeting on mask mandates for students and staff in Kalamazoo County Schools at the Schoolcraft High School Gymnasium on August 23, 2021 in Schoolcraft, Michigan.

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School board members across the country are being intimidated and threatened. Now the National School Boards Association wants the federal government to step in. The group said in a recent letter to President Biden that acts of school board harassment and confrontations seem to be coordinated.

The online newsletter Popular Information has written about national groups targeting school boards.

NPR Ed correspondent Anya Kamenetz travelled to Gwinnett County, Georgia, where school board members have been targeted with threats. Read more in her story, What it's like to be on the front lines of the school board culture war.

NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith has also reported on why school board elections will be an early test of what issues motivate voters.

Anya and Tamara recently discussed their reporting on school boards on the NPR Politics Podcast. Listen via Apple, Spotify, or Google.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and Lee Hale. It was edited by Steve Drummond and Fatma Tanis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.