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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.
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.
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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.
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.