What would you like to tell president-elect Barack Obama? Advise and Dissent features opinions on what the new president should be thinking and doing. This opinion came from Your Turn — Teens advise the next president on what youth need.
End teen homelessness: I would tell him to do something about teen hunger and homelessness in America. I would present him with facts like 1.3 million homeless and run-away teens are on the streets every night. Every year 5,000 homeless teens die of illness, assault, or suicide. I would tell him to act upon this issue as a top priority. — Lee Potter, 15, of Southwest High School