On May 4, 2018, WHYY published an article by Cris Barrish on the DelawareCAN “Who Runs Our Schools?” campaign, in advance of school board elections on May 8:
There are 25 seats up for grabs on Delaware’s school boards on Tuesday.
But if history is any guide, fewer than 2 percent of the eligible voters will cast ballots. That’s what WHYY found last year while analyzing five years of election results from the state’s 16 districts where the public chooses the members. Delaware’s three vocational districts have appointed boards.
Education officials knew turnout was traditionally low but many were shocked by WHYY’s findings.
The revelation led Atnreakn Alleyne, a former state Department of Education official who last year founded the Delaware Campaign for Achievement Now, to take action.