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Tolland High School Students Get Out and (Mock) Vote

Most students at Tolland High School are not yet old enough to vote, but that hasn’t prevented them from civic engagement. Social studies teacher Sarah Goldman’s civics class ran a mock election recently at the school, anView postd the students learned a lot about the electoral process and what it takes to hold an election.

The civics students, all seniors, ran the election, but all students in grades 9-12 had an opportunity to vote on ballots identical (save for color) to the ones Tolland voters will use this November 8.

Watch the civics students describe the experience of running a mock election and share who they voted for and why.

(Update 11/9/16: Trump won the Tolland High mock election with 41% of the vote. 771 students and staff voted.)

Teachers Tell Colleagues: Education is Political, Get Out and Vote

Teachers from around Connecticut are urging their colleagues to get out and vote this November 8. For better or worse, many decisions affecting public education are made by elected officials.

As New Canaan teacher Kristine Goldhawk says, “What you teach in the classroom is affected by all of our representatives at the federal level, the state level, and at the local level. They will impact what you are teaching, how you are able to teach, how many tests you have to give.”

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