ACLU Sues NJ DOE over H.S. Voter Registration

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    Voter Groups Fight For Rights Of Students - Cape May County Herald

    Should schools be mandated to provide "voter education"?

    Side note: I believe High schools are supposed to provide selective service info as well. I don't think anyone is monitoring the compliance of that. Food for thought...
     
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    It depends whether they are teaching them how to vote or HOW to vote.
     
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    Its a slippery slope CG. Every year a student will ask me who I am voting for and I always say that information is private. I imagine many teachers would answer that more honestly. Most kids vote like their parents. But many parents don't vote. Hence, they would most likely follow what their teacher does. I don't like it for many reasons but practically speaking, it will be another mandate put on teachers that will take away from regular instructional time. Have the forms available in the guidance office and let them read them themselves. If they are mature enough to vote, they should be mature enough to make their own decision.
     
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    I guess it's a question of priorities.

    This ranks lower than math and reading IMO, but higher than how to put on a condom.
     
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    I think schools should give 18 year olds registration cards, information on where their polling place is and general information on the voting process. But I don't think they should receive anything more than any other citizen who is eligible to vote.

    The civics part of voting should be covered in normal classroom courses required for graduation.
     
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    kids should be taught the truth of our corrupt government and how to make molotov cocktails instead

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