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I happen to harboring relatives from Ike's fury. My grandkids are here and we enrolled them in the pasadena schools for now..
When Britney came home from school today I asked her what she learned today .. She said not much.. I said then why are ya in school if they don't teach ya anything..

This is her response..
I learned about voting today.. The teacher made us read a magazine article with THE 2 PRESIDENTS IN THEM.. I won't mention any names so its not gunna be political.. I asked why did they make you read those.

She said so we can vote tomorrow..

Britney is in the 4th grade..

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Doesn't sound to bad? They had us invlolved in the elections when I was around that grade. As long as there are no agendas and they are just trying to teach what is going on I dont see the prob. I might be missing something though..
 

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Ok mabey its just me... I thought they taught reading, writing, and rithmatic..

Hey I been outa school for 34 years what do i know...
 

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We did the same thing when I was in school. Kids learn about the political candidates and learn how the election process works. It also gives them the feeling like they can participate in the process like an adult.
 

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It's not uncommon. When I was in the 4th grade, we had a mock vote for the presidential race. I believe I voted for Regan that time. I think it was around 1983/84.
 

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I feel better now that its the norm.. I did not have that experiance back when we were inventing the wheel... Thanks guys...
 

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Politics in school during the day and the shooting rats with grandpa at night...it don't get any better. :walkingsm
 

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I remember being brain washed to vote one way back then....guess which way the school/education system seemed to push the kids. Now that I am an adult I vote in a more conservative fashion.
 

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We did the same thing at about the same age. I voted for Reagan becuase I couldn't figure out why Carter would just let the Iranian students take Americans hostage and not do anything about it.



The more things change...
 

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Benny said:
Politics in school during the day and the shooting rats with grandpa at night...it don't get any better. :walkingsm
:biggrin: She's a crack shot too.. cool little trooper...
 

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My wife's school has an election for their 5th grade students. They go through the whole process including choosing candidates at party conventions, electoral college, campaign speeches, debates, voting process, etc. Only caveat is that when the "candidates" campaign, they can only use factual information and not offer any opinion (speeches are reviewed). This is valid for this age....not teaching political parties but a voting process. Many students come from homes where the parents might not normally vote. My wife has received feedback from parents about the positive message that their children have brought home with regard to the voting process....to the point where they encourage their parents to vote. I'm all for it....
 

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Corky said:
My wife's school has an election for their 5th grade students. They go through the whole process including choosing candidates at party conventions, electoral college, campaign speeches, debates, voting process, etc. Only caveat is that when the "candidates" campaign, they can only use factual information and not offer any opinion (speeches are reviewed). This is valid for this age....not teaching political parties but a voting process. Many students come from homes where the parents might not normally vote. My wife has received feedback from parents about the positive message that their children have brought home with regard to the voting process....to the point where they encourage their parents to vote. I'm all for it....
Greenies for your wife and her school.
 
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