How school boards get pulled into polarized politics

DETROIT — Some of the emails are thoughtful. Others are pleading. But many don’t waste time on pleasantries. “Some of them are very threatening; they’re cruel,” said Beth Pyden, one of four school board members in Chippewa Valley Schools facing a recall attempt over their votes last year to delay the return of in-person learning. “A lot of them start with ‘I demand … ‘” School board members across Michigan and around the country have been tasked with deciding when and how to return students to classrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Their decisions have been as varied as the communities they …

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