Millennials join the school board, not long after high school

December 10, 2018

The millennial generation has arrived in school board politics. In Prince George’s County’s school system in Maryland, they once again make up a majority of elected board members with five of nine elected members in their 20s.

The millennial generation has arrived in school board politics. Maybe not in great numbers, and not everywhere. But surely in one Maryland school system, where millennials once again make up a majority of elected board members.

In Prince George’s County, five of nine elected members are in their 20s. All grew up in the county and graduated from its schools. They don’t have children, but they say they are deeply connected to the classrooms they once learned in.

Several have been among the board’s most outspoken members.