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The rise of millennial parents

Millennial parents have raised the bar for their candidates, demanding less political rhetoric and a greater focus on the issues that truly matter. 

In the current political climate, it is all too easy to become overwhelmed by the antics and divisiveness that surround national politics, and then to further inject the drama into local elections. However, when it comes to school board matters, it is crucial to approach them with a different mindset, concentrating on what is effective and what is not, and ensuring that the conversation remains local and constructive.

It is critical to engage in thoughtful and productive conversations. Americans are weary of the polarization and negativity that often accompany political discourse. It is imperative to strive for meaningful dialogue that revolves around the needs and concerns of parents and students. Millennials want practical solutions, regardless of party affiliation, by focusing on the issues that directly impact their children’s education.

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Millennials want practical solutions, regardless of party affiliation, by focusing on the issues that directly impact their children’s education. (Courtesy of Becket)

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin serves as an excellent example of strategic leadership in a state where there is an increase in those who identify as politically independent. Despite Youngkin’s strong conservative principles, he has managed to maintain a strong connection with his constituents. Recent reports imply that Youngkin’s endorsements hold more significance in the 2023 midterm elections in Virginia than President Biden’s, especially among Independents.

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While the national political stage may be rife with drama and negativity, school board issues must be approached with a different mindset. As we approach this year’s school board elections, unity and collaboration remain paramount. 

Parents can have a profound impact on education policies and guarantee the best possible opportunities for every child by supporting one another and working towards a common goal.

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Laura Zorc is the vice president of programs and executive director of BEST at FreedomWorks.

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