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October 4, 2008

meet my friend bw’s kids
posted by soe 10:34 pm

A Teachable Moment at NFA: Young Voters Group Watches VP Debate

BW, who is the sort of teacher you wish you had and that you hope every kid has at some point, adds this about her 10th and 11th graders:

At one point I went over to one group of kids, partly expecting them to be discussing various social things while they watched, and found them deep in a debate about Palin, the issues of the race, what they think will happen and who they agree with regarding what to do about Iraq/Afghanistan.

Remember these kids when folks start bashing teenagers for not caring and for choosing to remain ignorant about things beyond IM.

Category: politics. There is/are 4 Comments.

That’s awesome!

Comment by Jenn 10.05.08 @ 8:14 am

EVERYONE was talking about it on the metro the next day. it’s amazing how important this race has become! love love love!

Comment by laura 10.05.08 @ 10:00 am

I think teens are very interested, and partially because their parents are very interested this year. It’s an unusual election that way.

FWIW, my teen watched the VP debate with us and afterwards said it went maverickly.

Comment by Amy 10.05.08 @ 12:02 pm

Thank you for posting this; it’s a bright spot on a day when it’s clear that this campaign is on the verge of becoming even nastier, and resorting to personal attacks rather than issues that will make or break our country. My stomach dropped as I watched the political shows this morning, and I needed to see a bit of hope.

Comment by Christine 10.05.08 @ 6:08 pm