Indiana educators say the stakes for schools are particularly high in this year's election – especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With Election Day nearly here, teachers say their advocacy includes extending their role as an educator beyond the classroom.
Racial equity issues have been an afterthought – if mentioned at all – in most Indiana school board races in past years. But after this summer’s social justice protests, students and communities are demanding school boards address systemic racism and a wide range of connected issues.
Gov. Eric Holcomb insists Hoosiers are safe at polling places across the state amid the ongoing pandemic. That’s despite a record new number of COVID-19 cases, long lines at the polls and some county clerks who refuse to follow Holcomb’s mask-wearing order.