'Election' SparkNotes version: An overachieving high school student (Reese Witherspoon) will stop at nothing to become the school's class president, and a teacher (Matthew Broderick) will stop at nothing to make sure that she doesn't. If this were a class it would be: Government. See how the political machine (of high school class elections) works! Essay question: When so much emphasis is put on a candidate's personal life, is an election where tactics are often called into question the best method when selecting who best to govern? Final grade: A. It was shown that most individuals fight to keep their private lives private but, eventually, having a public persona will reveal intimate details and may even enact positive, or negative, change.
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