An election interview with President Obama
By Kristen on October 26th, 2012
If you are talking about the election at your dinner table or fielding questions from your kids about the issues and the candidates in these finals days before the general election, you should check out the award-winning Scholastic 2012 Election site – where you’ll find stories, activities and games from our Classroom Magazines and campaign coverage by the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. This resource provides comprehensive coverage of the 2012 Election to kids in classrooms all across the country. Today, we have an exclusive interview with the Democratic candidate, President Barack Obama, to share with our readers.
Part of learning about the Election and the issues associated with it involves hearing from the candidates who are trying to convince voters that they are the right person for the job. In July, the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps requested pre-election interviews with both President Obama and Governor Romney. The Romney campaign declined.
Scholastic News Kid Reporters Amiri Tulloch and Hannah Prensky sat down with President Obama to ask him about his positions on topics including education, the economy, and immigration. They also asked him why he wants to keep his job as President, and what advice he would give to one of his daughters if they wanted to run for President in the future.
You can watch the videos from the interview here.
For all of our Election coverage, including the results of the Scholastic Student Vote (the 19th Scholastic mock election since 1940) and stories from both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, and both parties’ campaign events, visit www.scholastic.com/election.