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Doing it old-school: NH towns using centuries-old tradition to decide school budgets, labor contracts

Freedom of Speech - Norman Rockwell
Freedom of Speech – Norman Rockwell

Nice follow-up to yesterday’s post – the Education Action Group wrote about the present-day use of the town meeting system of government in New Hampshire:

For the ninth straight year, voters in the town of Temple, New Hampshire were asked if they wanted to exchange their annual town meeting for a more modern system of voting on school budgets, labor union contracts and taxes.

And for the ninth straight year, Temple voters said “no,” reports The New Hampshire Union Leader. They cherish their direct influence over local government decisions, and they like the old-fashioned way of registering their views.

Love it.

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