ONLINESchool Boards Under Fire

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From book banning to teaching of critical race theory, educators and parents across the county are clashing over what can and can’t be taught in the classroom. Teachers are caught in the middle of some of the biggest flash points in this country’s culture wars.

JCC Greater Boston has partnered with WGBH to bring you the latest in our Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations discussion series. Join us as we examine the role of school boards and some state laws that are fueling the latest culture wars.


  • Adam Harris, staff writer at The Atlantic
  • Nicholas Tampio, professor of political science at Fordham University
  • Rebecca Jacobsen, professor of education policy at Michigan State University

Moderator: Tom Edsall, professor of political journalism at Columbia University and New York Times opinion writer

The Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series, brings together distinguished scholars, artists and activists to engage in unique exchanges around controversial and difficult subjects. Renowned panelists are led by expert moderators through respectful and thought-provoking discussions on issues of concern to the Jewish community and beyond.

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