Last year, a battle royale broke out over a local school board in Jefferson County, Colorado. A newly elected conservative majority had overturned union contracts, put in a merit system for teacher pay, and funded charter schools. The response was a week of student protests and a recall election fueled by groups with political agendas and lots of money.
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Postcards From The Great Divide is a series of short documentaries produced by leading American independent filmmakers that will be released in a digital partnership between PBS’ Election 2016 initiative and The Washington Post, with a subsequent PBS broadcast on the World Channel.