The Election, 2008
Yippppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Jonathan took Sophie with him to vote. When we arrived for dinner & election-watching, she exuberantly announced that she voted! “For whom,” I asked–“Obama,” she replied. In my classes at Queens College, CUNY, last night, I was delighted by the reports from my students–many classroom teachers & one middle school librarian–of the energy & excitement of their young students. Keep them engaged, I said, design projects, lessons, etc. that involve them/educate them about the process of transition. e.g. how/why/who BO appoints–engaged, informed citizens are the lifeblood of democracy!!!!