You’d have to be living under a rock if you didn’t know about the presidential election. The change in our country's’ leadership affects the entire nation, whether you are old enough to vote or not. Many teachers and students at Mauro-Sheridan have views on who should become the US’ next president.
Many think that it should be Hillary Clinton, including Ms. Diane, the secretary, and Alex Alfonso, a sixth grader. “I think she learns from mistakes,” said Alex.
The unanimous response when asked how people felt about Barack Obama leaving the White House was sadness. “I’m very sad that his eight years are up,” said Ms. Diane.
When asked what issues are most important for the new president to address, Alex said “Drugs and gun violence,” and Ms. Diane said “immigration, health, education, and wages.”
Mrs. Ortiz, the K-4 general music and choir director, said “There are so many, you really can’t just point out a few.”
The Mash News talked to a voting official, Mr. Tony Butler. “(the voting process) is very simple.”, he said. Mr. Butler outlined the basic requirements for voting. “You have to be 18, and you have to be a U.S. citizen with a valid ID.
We did a survey with students and teachers and asked which candidate they want to win for president. Overall, most selected a Democratic candidate. Hillary Clinton was the clear favorite with 10 teachers and 63 students picking her.
Donald Trump received few votes, but many opinions. Several people scratched out his name as a candidate, while others wrote in comments about him being a racist, or unfit to be the president.
We can only hope that the next president of the USA is right for our country.