Does Democracy Work?
The Voting Booth
Some Americans are likely thrilled with last week’s election results, while others are likely upset. Even though they can’t vote, our fifth and sixth graders had a lot to say about the outcome. Overall, students think our system is a good one:
However, some students weren’t happy with the outcome of the election.
Many students had ideas about what could be improved (click photo to enlarge).
I think that our democracy should ban TV politics commercials.
Spend less money
I think our democracy is awesome, but there are still robberies going on.
I think there should be more recycling and organizations to help the environment and animals around us.
I think we need to have more laws on preventing global warming.
I would like the Democrats to win but I think that our democracy is ok. I think that we should have a better protection of people program to protect people from murders, kidnappers, robber, etc. I also think we should have less school.
I think our democracy needs more shelters and more volunteers for soup kitchens. We need these because every day more and more people are heading out of their shelters or homes. Some due to money or illegal problems. When I was younger every second Tuesday of each month my family and our family friends would go serve lasagna at our local soup kitchen.
I think our democracy is decent; it’s better than being ruled over. I think some gas prices are a bit high and I think there should be more job openings and the employees should get paid sick time.
I think our democracy is good, but we have too much debt and we are not returning the money.
Why the casino? Is this our future?
Our students wondered — do other countries have good governments? If you are reading this from other country, would you be willing to answer some questions for us? Here’s what our students want to know:
Please comment below this post and tell us your opinions. If you are American, do you think our democracy works? If you are in another country, what is your government like? We look forward to learning from you.