An exciting idea vividly presented in dramatic photographs and brief topical text. Here -- in book form -- is the moving record of a fine community experiment in education for meaningful democracy. It is presented not as a rounded project, wholly compassed, but as flashes of ideas, -- with schools blazing the way, and churches, library, community organizations in close cooperation. One gets a sense of Springfield sharing the experience of trail-blazing with those who read the text, see the pictures, as Springfield strives to make democracy a vivid personal experience and responsibility. This is no blueprint, but it should stimulate interest, curiosity and an eagerness to see how this idea and that can be applied, varied, experimented with elsewhere...A Must for alert citizens -- Parent- Teacher groups -- Church and Civic and Club groups.