Friday, October 14, 2016

Update: Junior High Election

Some of you may know that my daughter Hannah ran for President of her junior high school, following up a year in which she served as VP. It turns out that she lost--by ONE VOTE.  This was particularly painful because one of her best friends was out on Election Day, meaning that if that friend had been allowed to vote, the final tally would have resulted in a tie. She wanted to bring this up to be teachers, essentially to contest the result. 

"No," I told her, "you have to respect the integrity of the process. Don't take that away from your classmates. It stinks, but now you have to support the winner, bring your class back together, and serve as a Representative-at-Large to the best of your ability. That's what makes Democracy work, the orderly transition of power."


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