In the drama of public education, many people seem to see school boards as wearing black hats, says Anne M. Byrne, a member of the Nanuet, N.Y. school board and a member of the board of directors of the National School Boards Association, for the Washington Post. When is the last time you heard a positive reference to school boards in our ongoing national debate? School boards are part of the problem, right? Actually, local school boards have an essential role in education reform…

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