School Board Recalls Force Contentious Fights About Race, Virus Politics On Local Stages US News & World Report (7/12, Camera) People don’t like wearing masks. Or they don’t want to get vaccinated against COVID-19. They’re mad about being holed up at home with their kids, and they’re nervous about the national discussion of race relations. Those are conflicts that affect policy discussions and campaigns at the national and state level. But mostly conservative activists are now taking the effort way down the ticket, targeting school board members and trying to replace the largely volunteer panels with people more sympathetic to their views, experts say.