Teachers often get roped into various school projects, and Connie Broks is no different. She has had to change her pace from the English classroom to teach a Civics class. We don’t know what was said in it, but we are about to learn her impact.
At assembly, Mr Conklin announces Student Government Day, and what it will entail. Student officials have been elected, and there will be a day off from school as those teenage leaders explore their new roles in city government. The mayor himself is on and to deliver a speech to the student body.
The implication is that the students will do some job shadowing, and learn what takes place behind the scenes in government. Instead, the idealistic students take their jobs seriously, and move right in, and take charge of things. It’s Harriet’s goal as mayor to put an end to corruption. Walter Denton is to be the Chief of Police, and also wants to apply principles he learned from Miss Brooks Civics class.
With students now in charge, the student body in general decide to take their chance to get some reforms for the work week at school. Not wanting to take the heat alone for the terror she unleashed on town, Connie ropes Mr Boynton into helping her.
Connie has to run interferance between the idealistic notions of her students, and the actual operation of city politics. Can the kids change city hall all in one day? Can Miss Brooks stop them? Walter and harriot shake things up when they plan a raid on a company that deals in slot machines. Though they have authoity on their side, nobody told the actual police force about the token shift in job titles.
After some back and forth, the story is that our heros end up in jail. Will Mr Conklin be able to come to the rescue? Mr Boynton tries to spring his idealistic counterparts from the clink, but end up getting locked up.
Who else will show up at the jail? Mrs Davis and Mr Conklin manage to spring everybody, but is this the end of the story? Through the mix ups, they have done some good, when the racketeers actually leave town.