Student Panel

High school students tackle politics before Vice Presidential Debate

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012


What do today’s young people think about the upcoming election? A special edition of Education Matters, in partnership with Kentucky Youth Advocates, features a panel of Kentucky high school students discussing the election issues that matter most to them.

The program airs Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8/7 pm CT on KET immediately before the vice-presidential debate at Centre College in Danville, which begins at 9/8 pm CT on KET.

“Student Voices, Election 2012” features guest host Renee Shaw and six student panelists from Danville, Lexington, Louisville, and Olive Hill talking about topics that are important to them in this year’s election. The program also goes behind the scenes in Danville and at Centre to look at the activities and preparations that are taking place leading up to the debate.

Teachers can visit the Education Matters website at to access a packet of classroom materials on this year’s election. The classroom materials were developed by Kentucky Youth Advocates and education graduate students at Bellarmine University.

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