Teaching about the democratic process, bill of rights, etc is great. Schools have an obligation to teach these things.
The results of this "election" indicate a political preference far different than actual polling statistics (Dalton ahead, and by that much?). Teachers' unions are overwhelmingly biased in favor of the Democratic Party. It's not a giant leap to the concept of teachers transmitting their political preferences to their students. That's morally wrong.
Mock elections are a fine teaching tool if they use imaginary candidates. Candidates not attached to complex, adult political issues. To do otherwise is to infuse students with a teacher's own political perspectives even if inadvertently. Teachers have an obligation to insure that young students continue to have an open mind, not the other way around.
Civility starts with morality. Reopen that door and we'll have something to talk about.
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