INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today issued the following statement by Chairman Mike Schmuhl in response to the bill that would have created partisan school board elections dying in the Indiana House:
“It’s good news to hear that the efforts by the Republican supermajority to make school board elections partisan have failed. Democrats believe that such a move would have divided our communities and put politics ahead of the education of our kids.
Unfortunately, this attempt by statehouse Republicans to politicize our schools is not isolated. The INGOP has joined a national strategy to politicize our classrooms by banning books, focusing on ‘anti-CRT’ legislation, and promoting divisive agendas. This kind of partisan approach is harmful to the education of our children and the unity of our communities.
It’s crucial that Indiana keep our school boards nonpartisan and focused on improving our schools for the benefit of every student. Democratic lawmakers stood up for the integrity of our school board elections, and our party will continue to advocate for policies that put the needs of our children and families above politics.”