Walker, Doug
May 2008
NEA Today;May2008, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p7
This article presents the author's views on policymakers in the U.S. government and their activity in the sectors they regulate. The author reflects on how politics has become a spectator sport in the U.S. and why politicians should be active in their ballot initiative campaigns. The author also notes that citizens can affect policies by supporting candidates and selecting those who will affect schools, workplaces, and communities.


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