Kids can be Activists
How many kids do we are know that are into government and politics at the age of nine, 10 or 11 years old? Not too many. What if that was the case and we had children voicing their opinions on the way officials are spending money, or laws that effect that may or may not be fine to everyone. That would certainly be interesting. But then we have students like the young man in the story “kids can be activists” who had spoken up about a major concern that is affecting him and his other peers which to me was great. This child could have been home watching cartoons, playing his Nintendo Wii, or even playing with friends. But instead he fought spent his time going public about a serious issue that needed as much attention as possible. In a way in our schools there are student government and other related programs where students discuss budgeting and ways to fix major problems in our schools such as having enough textbooks, going on trips, or even what events could school officials have. Student government in a way is preparing students for what really goes on in the real world of government, so this way when they become adult and starting voting or figure out how city and state officials make decisions about money spending, they will know exactly how things are done. Children do have elections in schools too and that is fun and exciting at times.