Former U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill notably said, “All politics is local,” and at its most fundamental is your school board. It is the only political office that a Pennsylvania state employee can actively seek. It is also the most crucial when you consider who and what the politicking directly impacts and influences — children.

Throughout our fruited plain, once routine school board meetings have devolved into a 21st century “Gong Show” thanks to the COVID shutdown last year.

Greg Maresca, a local freelance columnist, composes Talking Points for each Saturday edition.

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