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27,300 Broward students participate in mock election

If the online votes cast by 27,300 Broward students had determined the outcome of Tuesday’s election, the results would have been quite different.

The students had an opportunity to cast votes from school or home via on an online system created by the School District.  The online voting program is part of a partnership between the District and the Kids Voting Broward, Inc., an organization working to secure the future of democracy by preparing young people to be educated voters.

Here is a sampling of the vote results:

United States Senator

Charlie Crist  (NPA)    29%

Kendrick Meek  (D)      25%

Marco Rubio  (R)        14%

Other                   32%

Florida Governor

Alex Sink  (D)          38%

Rick Scott (R)          28%

Other                   34%

Interest Survey: Elementary Only

Should we have healthier lunches in school?

Yes  65%   No  35%

Interest Survey: Middle School Only

Should more high school credits be offered?

Yes  81%   No  19%

Should we promote hands on teaching?

Yes  78%  No  22%

Interest Survey: High School Only

Should students use online textbooks instead of traditional paper copy textbooks?

Yes  29%  No 71%

Should we run our schools on clean energy and renewable resources?

Yes  90%  No 10%

Should we implement a 4-day school week?

Yes  69%  No  31%

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Nov 4 2010. Filed under Broward County, Elections, Fort Lauderdale, Local news, Schools. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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