From Charlotte Iserbyt's article, "Elected Board, The Lynch Pin of Freedom":
"I believe it was the late Dr. Jacob Bean of California, author of The River of Pollution, who said, 'There is NO more important elective office in the United States of America than that of elected school board member.'
The reader may rightfully be saying 'Oh, that doesn’t make any difference any more since school board members are so uninformed and couldn’t care less about curriculum, and are run by the unelected school superintendent.'
It need not continue to be the case."
In Louisiana, this definitely does not need to continue to be the case thanks to the passage of ACT 532 which returns control of curriculum, content and methodology to the place that it was always intended to be--our Locally Elected School Boards.
In the following video, Rep. John Schroder reads a statement from the LA Dept of Education which explains what Act 532 does. Then, Ms. Bendily (from the Dept.) explains how this Act codifies current BESE/Dept. policy: