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Teaching the next generation of Spokane voters

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

If you think kids weren’t watching Tuesday’s election, think again. A lot of children were watching Tuesday's election results just as closely as their parents.

KHQ stopped by Mrs. Baer’s fourth grade classroom at Logan Elementary.

“The kids came in and they had so many questions and concerns,” Mrs. Baer says.

The questions ranged from gun rights to immigration laws and term limits for the president.

But this wasn't the only classroom that was facing questions from students. Gonzaga’s Professor Michael Treleaven had a similar task with his students in one of his political science classes. But he says regardless of how people feel, it’s a lesson to learn.

Something that the fourth graders are finding out too. Mrs. Baer talked to them about how the president still has to be respected even if you might not like the result, and how to distinguish between a political ad, exaggerations, and what’s true.

While these kids still have questions, they are going to vote in the future. And there might be something we can learn from them about what they want.

“I want a president that thinks everyone should be treated fairly,” says one.

And another hopes “that people are nicer to each other and kinder.”

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