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School board election winner sworn in on a stack of challenged books

Central Bucks School Board President Karen Smith. (Courtesy of Karen Smith)
Central Bucks School Board President Karen Smith. (Courtesy of Karen Smith)

After a contested election in Pennsylvania, control of a local school board has flipped from a Republican majority to a Democratic one. Its new leader is now fighting back against policies that infringe on a student’s freedom to read.

Here & Now’s Deepa Fernandes speaks with Karen Smith, president of the Central Bucks School Board.

Central Bucks School Board President Karen Smith was sworn in Monday night on a stack of books that have been banned or challenged. (Courtesy of Karen Smith)

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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