Security and traffic fears have persuaded some Cleveland-area schools that host polling places not to hold classes on Election Day.
What a shame. When I was in elementary school, I was excited by the chance to see my parents and grandmother coming to school to vote. It made voting seem grown-up and important, and yet accessible. I always vote in person; I’ve never missed an election, however minor.
Elsewhere, parents are being urged to take their children to the polls.
A group called Take Your Kids to Vote urges parents to bring their children, from toddlers to teens, to the polls when they vote, as a simple way to impress upon them the value of voting.
Via This Week in Education, which also reports that Barak Obama, almost certain to be elected senator in Illinois, supports charter schools and is open to school vouchers.