Schools have become the focal point for culture war fights that animated former President Donald Trump’s base and have been advanced by conservative activists and influencers since he left office.

Conservative grassroots activists have zeroed in on local education policy with a tea party-esque fervor for months — spanning debates about reopening, how to teach U.S. history and required masking. Now, conservative personalities are urging followers to run for school board seats that have rarely generated much interest, while dozens of activist groups focused on schools have sprouted to advance the fights.

The influence of the effort can be seen

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