Local School Boards As Political Councils
Although local school boards constitute the largest single type of governmental unit in the United States, and perhaps in the world, their behavior has largely escaped the scrutiny of political scientists. With the exception of scandal or some other :form of "newsworthy" issue such as fiscal crisis or commnity upheaval. most school boards conduct their tlusiness hardly noticed by the public or the political scientist. The folIowing suggests a political-anthropological framework through which school board behavior can usefully be examined and undernood in terms of nature of the pluralistic cultures existing in most sectors of the nation.
Lutz, Frank W. and Gresson, Aaron D., "Local School Boards As Political Councils" (1980). College of Liberal Arts. 66.