Politics of Schools and Education in a Small New England Town: A Case Study of Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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This paper is written mainly to illustrate that politics in the local level of government, in which every citizen is allowed to participate each year, is important in its own right and could offer some possible ideas for how a larger political system operates. The paper begins with the assumptlon that politics constitutes a definite part of education and must be considered when any educational decision study is made. Politics is defined as interaction, whether formal or informal, at any level in the local government. It occurs during the whole year and not just when a controversial issue arises. The townspeople are constantly interacting and making decisions, both formally and informally. It is this interaction and the results of it which are examined in the following paper.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.