This Gives Me Hope...

 “I feel a sense of responsibility,” the high school freshman said of his 2,000 or so newsletter subscribers and almost 5,000 Twitter followers. Credit: Nick Schnelle for The New York Times

“I feel a sense of responsibility,” the high school freshman said of his 2,000 or so newsletter subscribers and almost 5,000 Twitter followers. Credit: Nick Schnelle for The New York Times

Reading the New York Times' story on Gabe Fleisher made my weekend. The St. Louis 15-year-old, who publishes the daily political newsletter "Wake Up to Politics", has rekindled my hope that teachers and parents can spark an interest in politics in kids and provide the kind of Civics education required to help them become informed, engaged, and active citizens who are ready to vote the day they turn 18.

I highly recommend subscribing to Gabe's "Wake Up to Politics" email newsletter. You can do that on his website by clicking here. It's a great way to start your day.

Stephen Watkins

Husband. Dad. Former ad guy. Current grad student. Future teacher. Unrepentant geek.