Perry Bacon Jr. has been covering government and elections for more than 20 years. He is currently a columnist at the Washington Post. He has previously been a writer at Time Magazine, the Grio, Nbcnews.com and FiveThirtyEight, as well as a television analyst at MSNBC. He grew up in Louisville and lives there now.
In Alabama, the governor earlier this year forced out the state’s early childhood education director, who is a Black woman, over the use of a teacher training book that the governor deemed “woke.” In Arkansas, the state’s education department, led by appointees of the governor, recently announced students could not get credit towards graduation by […]