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ERIC Number: EJ791373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Agatha's Flag
Williams, Lee Burdette
About Campus, v11 n4 p26-29 Sep-Oct 2006
For years, educators had complained that college students were apathetic, that their turnout at the polls was pitifully low, that they didn't seem to care about national politics. Despite MTV's Rock the Vote campaign in the 2000 election, students didn't show up to vote in any numbers that gave everybody the reason to be hopeful about the nation's future. This time, it was different. This time they had turned out. This time they had cared. Yes, now they were really angry. Anger is a healthy thing when it catalyzes positive engagement in the political process. Like typical young college students who are not always adept at managing strong emotions, the author's students reacted in some harsh ways. In this article, the author shares how some of her students, especially Agatha, reacted after working so hard to unseat George W. Bush, who, they had come to believe, supported policies that were harmful to women.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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