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Record: New School Order


New School Order

Video Call Number: Location:
623 Biddle Law Library

Production Company

First Run/Icarus Films

Year: Running Time: Format:
1996 0:56 VHS


Captures the dilemma of young families moving to suburban communitiesfacing hostile confrontations with fiscally and socially conservative school boards in the battle over who should control schools and childrens education. Documents the nine-month ordeal in the North Penn School District near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in which the Taxpayers Association and Christian conservatives joined to create a powerful voting block, pitting conservatives against liberals and religious leaders against one another.


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