Students from Middleburg Community Charter School were interviewed by CBS This Morning on the Presidential election. Screenshot from CBS Morning News.
CBS News interviewed Middleburg Community Charter School fifth grade students about the 2016 Presidential Elections Monday morning. All ten of the fifth grade students were invited to participate in a group interview to answer questions about their opinions on the upcoming November elections.
A CBS News crew from New York arrived at the school to interview students and a few of their parents to get opinions about leadership traits, the tone of the 2016 election, and information about the candidates. The election segment aired on CBS This Morning onÂ Tuesday, March 15 between 7am and 9am.
During the interview, one student said the debates make him laugh, especially Donald Trump. Another student said Bernie Sanders is making too many promises. Students said they are tired of the meanness of the campaign. Although they may disagree with Trump, they do not agree with the other candidates either. The students look forward to voting some day and think that kids their age should be able to vote.
Last quarter, fourth and fifth grade students at Middleburg Community Charter School learned about the 50 states, regions, and localities. Conversations about politics and the upcoming elections came up in class. During the third quarter Leo Night, students presented on the political issues they researched and presented on topics relating to the upcoming election.