Douglas County, Colorado, voters say COVID-19 protocols, critical race theory decisive factors in election

“Parents need to be in charge of their children’s education,” Jim, of Castle Rock, told Fox News. “What’s going on in our schools right now seems a lot more like indoctrination to me than education, and it’s time for a change in that school board.”

Jim from Castle Rock, Colorado, weighs in on school board election.

Jim from Castle Rock, Colorado, weighs in on school board election. (Matt Leach/Fox Digital)

Debates around school board politics in places like Loudoun County, Virginia, have dominated the national conversation, but they are similarly playing out in other communities across the country, including in Douglas County.

The Douglas County school board unanimously passed an equity policy in March, which the district said “will ensure every DCSD student and staff member has access to equitable and rigorous educational opportunities” and will aim to correct any inequities in the school district.

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Voters who spoke to Fox News were split on the issue. Several supporting the equity policy declined a request to be interviewed on camera. 

“Some of this critical race theory stuff has never been taught, and the Republican Party seems to be thinking that it is being taught and that it should not be taught,” one Douglas County voter said. “I don’t know what they’re thinking. They’re distracting on issues.”  

Douglas County, Colorado, polling place.

Douglas County, Colorado, polling place.

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