Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a For the Record specifying the details will be appended to the piece.
I substituted in a government class this week on election day, and the first question I asked a group of kids that will be eligible to vote within a year was: "If you were casting a ballot today for governor, raise your hand if you would vote for Meg." In each of the five classes I covered, one or two hands went up. It was the same result when I asked how many would vote for Jerry.
"May I conclude then that the great majority of you either don't know anything about the candidates or don't care?" I asked.