Report: 233 School Board Members Faced Recalls in 2021

Report: 233 School Board Members Faced Recalls in 2021


The most common office for recall in 2021 was member of the school board, clocking in at 233 of the record-breaking 529 total attempts.

In a CNN report detailing the “historic high” number of recalls in 2021, editor-at-large Chris Cilliza theorized the number of recalls due to “relatively small groups of people unhappy with a local, state or federally elected officials can find one another — thanks to the power of the Internet. And, that power also allows them to organize opposition quickly and cheaply.”

Writing specifically of the school board number, Cilliza said that it was “a number you have to assume was heavily influenced by fights over best practices in schools to deal with Covid-19.” And while discussion over coronavirus protocols,

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