Commentary

CAMPAI(G)N-FUL LESSONS FOR YOUNG VOTERS

And What We Can Do to Offset Them

by Allan Shedlin

Distributed by The New York Times News Service, October 28, 2004

The uncivil wars being waged by political candidates are dangerous to the psychological, emotional, moral, and democratic development and well being of our nation’s children and youth. As a lifelong educator, parenting consultant, parent and grandparent, I am extremely concerned about lessons that impressionable youth are learning from candidates and pundits alike. Our Nation’s voting propensities – the cornerstone of our democratic process – may be forever stunted...

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