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Super Bad Timing, Almost

By Elizabeth Rich — February 05, 2008 1 min read

It’s being called the election of our lifetime. On this Super Tuesday, record turn-out is expected at the polls with a cache of delegates at stake for presidential candidates. Around the country, students are being given opportunities to join parents at the polls and vote in mock classroom and online elections. Some teachers are using the moment for civic lessons, others must attend staff development at their closed schools. And according to an ABC Denver affiliate, some parents and teachers were almost faced with a Super Tuesday choice: attend parent-teacher conferences or caucus events.

The principal from Denver’s East Middle School defended the scheduling conflict saying the school had made an error. Explained Lane Williams a science teacher from East, “The schedule’s set in June for the next school year. And, of course, thinking about an election at that time wasn’t a high priority.” Subsequently, the school moved the teacher meeting times earlier, so that parents and staff could make the 7p.m. caucus deadline.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Web Watch blog.

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