I strongly suggest you check out the story written by two of my colleagues here at Education Week that tracks the student reaction to Sen. Obama’s victory in the presidential election. It’s all about the excitement and motivation that has permeated those schools in the wake of this election.
Also, perhaps my favorite part of this article are the videos of students giving their reactions. Be sure to check those out, too.
It will be interesting to see if the excitement around this election will result in greater political engagement among today’s youths for years to come or whether they will quickly lose interest in political matters. What’s your prediction?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.