The eighth grade students of the Rafael Hernández K-8 School were too young to vote on Election Day. Instead they got an Election Day education by hitting the polls to interview voters and learn about their views on the candidates and issues.
The following article was written by the eighth graders of the Hernandez School:
Views from Green Street
Eighth grade students from the Rafael Hernández K-8 in Egleston Square took a trip to the polls on the morning of November 2nd, 2021, the day of Boston's election. We went to the Bowditch polling station on Green Street to interview voters.
The weather was sunny and crisp, and many voters came out with their dogs and children. Fourteen students (and their two teachers) stood in a line in front of the Bowditch building with clipboards. Some voters walked by, staring with a confused look, but we pushed out of our comfort zones to start conversations with these strangers.