Picking a fight on education appears to have worked in Virginia — but is it a winning strategy elsewhere?


MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Several high-profile college board candidates who fought COVID-19 restrictions and anti-racism courses misplaced their election bids Tuesday, whereas the Republican candidate for Virginia governor received after making education a key a part of his marketing campaign.

The defeats in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Connecticut got here as voters weighed in on dozens of races that have been dominated by debates over masks, vaccines, race and historical past. Their selections will assist determine not simply native insurance policies but additionally whether or not the education battle has…