I am a seventh grade teacher in Alameda. When I assigned them an essay about “What qualities should the president of the United States have?” I was shocked when we brainstormed what qualities they thought would be good.
Good liar and sly came up, along with the more expected qualities like leadership, decisiveness, and determination. Then I asked them to come up with two candidates and write about if the candidates possessed the qualities they wanted.
I hope you can print some or part of their essays. Your readers will find out about what young people are hearing, reading and thinking about the election.
— Juliann Chang