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This American Life Covers Triumph of Croydon Activists over NH Republicans who Defunded Schools

In case you missed it, popular NPR show This American Life covered the story of far-right Republicans in Croydon, New Hampshire and their efforts in defunding the school district by over 50 percent, followed by the successful activism of residents to save their public schools.


Croydon residents faced the cuts earlier this year, an attempt by Republicans to push through their extreme, anti-public school agenda. The budget cut launched a movement to restore the budget by town residents, who mobilized at the grassroots level to save the over $800,000 in education funding that was slashed.


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BACKGROUND:


  • New York Times: One Small Step for Democracy in a ‘Live Free or Die’ Town

  • The New Republic: The Republican War on the Common Good

  • InDepthNH: Free Stater’s Motion Cuts Croydon School Budget in Half

  • WMUR: Croydon officials meet after voters decide to slash school budget by more than half

  • NHPR: In Croydon, school budget cuts prompt a reckoning on the role of local government

  • Valley News: Croydon residents outraged after school budget cut in half with meeting-day amendment