The National Writing Project and PBS member station KQED in San Francisco have launched a website, Letters to the Next President 2.0, that will publish thousands of students’ letters on the issues that matter to them this election season. The initiative is aimed at secondary students who might not be able to vote but still have opinions about policies being discussed in the campaign—and what they hope will be the next president’s priorities.
Teachers can create accounts on the website and invite their students to register and then submit letters in written or multimedia formats.
In the letters published so far, students are most concerned about abortion rights, education—college costs, sexual education, and equity—immigration, and issues surrounding racial profiling and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The website will accept letters through Nov. 8. Published ones will remain on the website through the new president’s first 100 days in office.
A version of this article appeared in the September 07, 2016 edition of Education Week as Students Now Can Publish Letters to Next President