Schools a Hot Spot at Heated Town Halls

Amash Meets with Riled-up Crowds in Grand Rapids

by Charles Honey

It was democracy in action, and man, was it messy. Also invigorating. I’m talking about the recent town hall meeting of Rep. Justin Amash, the Republican representative for West Michigan’s 3rd congressional district. An overflow crowd of about 600 was jammed into the auditorium of City High/Middle School, grilling Amash about his co-sponsorship of a bill to abolish the U.S. Department of Education...