A voice in the debate

collegedebatelogo2-copyIf college students ran the presidential debates, what issues would they want addressed?

College affordability, certainly. And jobs, of course. But the student delegates who gathered this month at College Debate, a voter education initiative of the Commission on Presidential Debates, also expressed concern about Syria, K-12 education and the environment.

“Millennials are informed and passionate about many issues, not just the ones that impact them directly,” said Cassie Kosterman, who represented Washington University in St. Louis this month at College Debate 16 at Dominican University of California. Klosterman is the voter engagement fellow at the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement and a 2016 graduate in Arts & Sciences at Washington University.

Read what issues emerged as priorities to the delegates and how College Debate may impact the presidential debates here.