Vote, baby, vote!
By Scholastic on September 24th, 2008
Of course kids are too young to vote in the actual U.S. election, but at Scholastic, we want them to go to www.scholastic.com/vote and make their voices heard!
Since 1940, the outcome of the Scholastic Election Poll has mirrored the outcome of the general election, in every election but two! (In 1948 students chose Thomas E. Dewey over Harry S. Truman, and in 1960 more students voted for Richard M. Nixon than John F. Kennedy.)
In the 2004 election, more than half a million students in first through eighth grades participated in the poll, casting their votes online at the Scholastic News Election site or with paper ballots in the fall editions of their Scholastic classroom magazines.
The election poll will be closing soon, so tell your kids, their teachers, your colleagues, your school librarian, or anyone else who has young people with an opinion.
CONTEST ALERT: The first three people to tell me which First Kid carried her pet snake in her purse will win a copy of First Kids: True Stories of All the Presidents’ Children by former Scholastic Kid Reporter Noah McCullough. Comment or email with your educated guesses now!
Posted: September 24th, 2008 under Uncategorized. .