Politics holds new role in high school classrooms

As the results of the election sank in Nov. 5, teachers in high school classrooms across the nation found themselves debriefing a group of young people who are, by all accounts, more informed and civic-minded than any in recent memory, thanks largely to the internet, reports USA Today. "They're very intelligent, very engaged, very savvy," says Alex Koroknay-Palicz, executive director of the National Youth Rights Association, a nonprofit working to

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