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School Boards: Helping Or Hurting Local Districts?

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

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.

Guests:

  • Joe Robertson, reporter for the Kansas City Star
  • Michael Petrilli, executive vice-president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Laura Spencer has been an arts reporter at KCUR since 2001. Follow her on Twitter @lauraspencer.