Partisan Politics and School Boards
Party affiliation is toxic especially when research-based evidence is important. Identifying with a political party enhances one's bias. Take, for instance, the following findings by Civic Science:
- Seventy-two per cent of Republican-supporting respondents said Arabic numerals should not be on the curriculum, compared with 40 per cent of Democrats.
- Seventy-three per cent of Democrats answered “no”, compared to 33 per cent of Republicans when asked, "Should schools in America teach the creation theory of Catholic priest George Lemaitre as part of their science curriculum?”