Who’s backing the school board candidates? The endorsements

Whether apathetic, uninformed or just plain fed up, few residents typically cast a ballot in elections for the Kansas City, Missouri, School Board (see this week’s feature, “Board Brawl“). Bitch and moan about our failing schools? Sure. Bother to attend a candidate forum? Uh, no thanks.

But a crowded field of at-large candidates and a battle in Subdistrict Four (not to mention, a ton of press about Superintendent John Covington‘s school closings plan) could make this election a little more participatory.

A handful of influential groups have made their preferences clear. So who’s got the backing of teachers, labor unions and political organizations?

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