We take it for granted that the majority calls the shots. But in one New York school district, that idea — majority rules — has led to an all-out war. School board disputes are pretty common, but not like this one. This one involves multimillion-dollar land deals, lawyers threatening to beat up parents, felony criminal charges, and the highest levels of state government. Meanwhile, the students are caught in the middle.
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