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.
Dreaming of college: I would describe to him how my older sister and I are more worried than ever about each being able to afford the college we wish to attend. I would tell him how we feel deep pressure to obtain good grades. I would inform him how as a freshmen, I am already concerned with preparing for my SAT and ACT exams, because high scores may make that much of a difference … I would hope that from information like this, the next president would vow to make a student’s dream college more accessible, and less of a dream but more of a dream come true. — Morgan Wilcock, 14, Southwest Senior High