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Dear Mr. President
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Wondering what students want the newly-elected President to focus on for the next four years? Well, we asked them. And as it turns out, they’ve got a lot on their minds.
"If only I could talk to the president, imagine all the things that could be done." E.E., 5th grade
"Congratulations. I hope you are great at it." R.B., 6th grade
"If you focus on these things, I believe that things will get better." A.N., 9th grade
“Una forma en que podemos resolver este problema es cambiando a fuentes de energía más limpias." F.S.B., 7th grade
“I see some kids working for their families and that is not fair. They have to go to school, not work.” -A.A., 6th grade
“I suggest that middle schools should get better and healthier school food.” -I., 6th grade
“To hear on television and on the radio that we’re not number one for education upsets me.” N., 7th grade
“America is in an economic slump, and it’s getting worse each day.” -M.M., Middle School
“I’m writing you to find out how you plan to make college loans less expensive.” -S., High School
“I want people that don’t have papers to stay. My mom and dad don’t have papers and I don’t want them to go.” -Student, 6th grade
Editors’ Note: This post would not have been possible without the help of several corps members and alums. Pass The Chalk would like to thank: Subha Ahmed (New York ’12); Kristi Conklin (Charlotte ’12); Crystal Lane (New York ‘12); Blair Mishleau (Twin Cities ’12); Ariana Santiago (Metro Atlanta '10); and Robert Rigonan (Las Vegas ’12). Thank you for all the work that you do—your dedication inspires us every day!
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