Mike Myers opens his government class at Victor Senior High School the same way each year — with a story about voting.
Early in his career, the social studies teacher worked on Capitol Hill, which saw about 350 students from around the country on a weekly basis meeting with a senator or U.S. representative.
“This was in the 1990s when I was fresh out of college,” Myers said. “They would always ask, ‘Why aren’t you doing something about the environment?’ I must have heard that question 15 or 20 times. And every time, but once, everybody said the same thing: ‘Oh, we’re looking at it. We know it’s really important;’ yadda, yadda, yadda.”
The exception came from a Georgia congressman who asked if the student wanted what everybody else was saying or the truth.