At one middle school, a fantasy election is a class project that is showing students a future as voting citizens.
Teacher Anthony Cherry is the project, involving 120 students. “I wanted my students to understand that it is people just like them who run for public offices and have the ability and potential to impact local, state and national government,” he said.
Cherry’s classes formed political parties, and held primaries. Once candidates were selected, they formed a team of campaign managers, speech writers, and social media directors.
The mock election project was originally supposed to last two days, but it mushroomed into a two week process.