Here in Portland we will be voting on Multnomah Education Service District, PCC and PDX School Board. I'll vote in the first two races but will boycott the PDX School Board election. The reason I won't participate is I don't support compulsory, government run schools for children.
I think voting for the head of these fundamentally flawed institutions is akin to voting for the warden at Auschwitz. It doesn't really matter who runs the institution because the institution has its own societal goals which it must fulfill. The school's unstated goals are to turn out a huge bunch of brain dead workerbees plus a smaller percentage of managerial talent who will go on to college. In college the "brighter" and "elite" children will be further indoctrinated into the benefits of the system and the foolisheness of resistence.
Schooling is but one way to educate young human children. For 6 million years humans educated their young without "schools". Schools in the current fashion came into being in the late 1800's. Their goal was not about the intellectual development of the students but the furtherance of capitalism and centralized control.
For more information on this subject I would recommend some research on the origins of public schooling. John Taylor Gatto has written a few excellent books as have others. www.Johntaylorgatto.com