Monday, January 28, 2013

Electing the Board of Education | January 25, 2013

Watch January 25, 2013 | How Do State Board of Education Members on PBS. More from Texas Week.

One State Board of Education member was elected after mailing in her request to be removed from the ballot a week late and to the wrong agency. Another defeated a widely endorsed incumbent. She had never attended a school board meeting nor had any public involvement in educational issues.

What is it about the democratic process that elects these sorts of members to an important state body?

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