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Discussion and Debate in Mock Town Hall Meetings

This week, Mr. Macioci’s Civil Society classes hosted mock town hall meetings during which small groups of students acted as mayors and city councilors facing growing budget deficits, increasing crime statistics, dilapidated school buildings, and other "impossible" town-wide issues. These groups presented solutions to an audience of fellow students, as well as faculty and staff volunteers, who posed as local citizens such as business owners and retirees on a fixed income. This 8th annual exercise proved once again to be a great political and social learning opportunity to share opinions, demand answers, and engage in thoughtful discussions. 

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.