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Victor students learn ins, outs of voting

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.

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