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Waukesha School Board Election: GOP-backed candidates win 3 seats after critical race theory controversy


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The Waukesha, Milwaukee, school board election is over, with the three Republican-backed candidates taking the three open seats on the board, following a recent controversy over the teaching of critical race theory ( CRT).

The three Conservative candidates, Karrie Kozlowski, Mark Borowski and Marquell Moorer, won the seats after receiving the most votes in the election on Tuesday night.

PLACENTIA, CA – MARCH 23: A student holds a sign against the CRT ban holds a sign as members of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School Board gather in Placentia on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
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The new school board members were openly supported by the Waukesha County Republican Party.

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Throughout the campaign, the candidates alleged that the Waukesha School Board had stopped listening to the concerns of parents in the community.

Waukesha School Board Election: GOP-backed candidates win 3 seats after critical race theory controversy

Signs opposing critical race theory line the entrance to the Loudoun County School Board headquarters in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., June 22, 2021. (REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein)
(REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein)

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Sarah Harrison, who finished fourth in the race, expressed concerns about the winners, telling the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that they “followed national Republican speaking points intended to instill fear in voters.”

The GOP victory comes after months of controversy surrounding the CRT, an academic construct sometimes taught in schools that encourages students to reflect on systemic racism and generational responsibility passed down from the past to the present.

Waukesha School Board President Joseph Como did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Waukesha School Board Election: GOP-backed candidates win 3 seats after critical race theory controversy

Yorba Linda, Calif., Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – An equal mix of supporters and opponents of critical race theory education are in attendance as the Placentia Yorba Linda School Board discusses a proposed resolution aimed at to ban its teaching in schools. Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Parents and lawmakers across the country have fought to ban CRT in schools and take control of their children’s education.

In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has signed into law a parental rights bill that prohibits teachers from giving classroom lessons on “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” in kindergarten through third grade.

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Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order on Tuesday to ban CRT in schools.

“Political indoctrination has no place in our classrooms”, she continued, “our children will not be taught that they are racists or that they are victims”, declared the governor in a statement.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

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