The Integrity of the SMOB

J.H. Snider writes about one of the more unfortunate acronyms in the electoral world: the Student Member of the Board (of Education) in some Maryland counties.

There are some tremendously interesting issues around the election process for these positions that one of my students was investigating last semester. I’m only aware of a few scattered counties where students serve as full members of the board of education (often with some distinct electoral rules), but would eagerly welcome readers’ references to others.

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