Carolyn Thompson - The Associated Press

A man plugs his ears with his index fingers and another man to his right holds up a piece of paper

As school board meetings across the U.S. get hostile, some members are calling it quits

A growing number of school board members are resigning or questioning their willingness to serve as meetings have devolved into shouting contests between deeply political constituencies over how racial issues are taught, masks in schools, and COVID-19 vaccines and testing requirements.