In a political year best described as bizarre, last week I found myself cautioning junior high students at a mock presidential debate not to resort to the type of name calling and rude interruptions they have heard from the actual candidates.
In other words, I told junior high students to rise above the junior high behavior of the adults running for the highest office in the land.
I needn’t have worried. The young debaters at Legacy Preparatory Academy, a charter school in
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Jay Evensen is the Senior Editorial Columnist of the Deseret News. He has 32 years experience as a reporter, editor and editorial writer in Oklahoma, New York City, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. He also has been an adjunct journalism professor at Brigham Young and Weber State universities.