Be Ready to Teach the 2012 Election

What does it mean
to be president?

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Obama Elected 44th President of the United States.

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2012 Election Teacher Resource Center


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09/10 - 10/18/2012
Pearson's "If We Were President..." Classroom Contest
Learn more and submit your class entry today to win fabulous prizes!!

First Presidential Debate
Topic: Domestic policy. Location: University of Denver.
Time: 9-10:30pm EST.

10/15 - 10/19/2012

Pearson Foundation's Student Mock Election Voting Begins
See who students would choose to be president! Learn more.

We asked what you would do if you were president, here is how you responded:

“If I were President I would push for renewable energy that is cheaper and cleaner”

- Paula, Juneau, AK

“If I were President, I would do whatever was within my power to restore the spirit and practice of cooperation in the federal government, and to bring back the goal of doing what is best for the country and the American people- instead of wrestling for power.”

- David, Davenport, IA

“To be a world leader in the land of dreams, decision making must be nimble and include an understanding of the big picture. The President could do much to improve cooperation and harmony among nations through his leadership, actions and platform.”

- Mary, Medford, MA

“If I were President, I would ask for clippings from the Rose Garden every week.”

- Julia, Albuquerque, NM

“If I were President, I would find more money to fund scholarships for higher education. Our future depends on the students of today learning how to be effective leaders.”

- Mark, Walla Walla, WA

“If I were President I would begin rebuilding our infrastructure.”

- Max, New York, NY

“If I were President I would throw out the tax code and simplify it.”

- Jacob, Cupertino, CA

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