534: A Not-So-Simple Majority

534: A Not-So-Simple Majority

Sep 12, 2014
We take it for granted that the majority calls the shots. But in one NY school district, that idea — majority rules — has led to an all-out war. School board disputes are pretty common, but not like this one. This involves multimillion-dollar land deals, lawyers threatening to beat up parents, felony criminal charges, and the highest levels of state government. Meanwhile, the students are caught in the middle.
NOTE: In the Internet version of this episode, we leave curse words unbleeped. If you would prefer, you can listen to a bleeped version.
  • Ben Calhoun's story on the East Ramapo school district feud continues. We hear from a former member of the board. And a lawyer working for the school board screams the worst possible swear words we can think of at parents on the public school side. (Don't worry. We bleeped them for broadcast.) (26 minutes)
    Song:
    • "Don't Throw My Vote Away", Dave Stein Bubhub

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