Critical race theory has suddenly become a key issue in the only contested Albemarle County School Board race (Charlottesville Tomorrow)

However, Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at University of Mary Washington, said that emails and public comments during school board meetings may not represent a majority opinion come Election Day. “It’s important to remember that the loudest voices are not necessarily representative,” Farnsworth said. “The people who take it upon themselves to scream at school board meetings in Virginia, polls show, do not represent a majority of where Virginians are.”