School Boards: Helping Or Hurting Local Districts?

Mar 27, 2014

When you think about schools, you picture classrooms, teachers and students. But where do school boards fit in?

A new survey examines whether school boards are helping or hurting classroom learning.
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On Thursday's Up to Date, we talk about the elected representatives of school districts, who can be a critical part of educational planning and the new survey that's questioning whether these leaders are helping or hurting the cause.


  • Joe Robertson, reporter for the Kansas City Star
  • Michael Petrilli, executive vice-president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute