The Questions That Matter
With all three presidential debates happening at university campuses across the country, College Debate 2016 saw a crucial piece of the puzzle that was missing: actual youth participation in the process. UNLV’s Joel Jimenez was ready to get off the sidelines and jump into the biggest event of the fall semester when the third and final presidential debate takes place at the Thomas & Mack Center Oct. 19.
The sophomore biological sciences major was among the 140 students with a cross-section of ideologies, institutions, and demographics selected from around the country to participate in the program at Dominican University in San Rafael, California, which aims to take issues affecting young voters and get them in front of actual debate moderators.
The question Jimenez most wants to pose to candidates: “What would they do to better our education system? Clark County is one of the biggest school districts in the U.S. — and we’re also one of the worst districts. That’s a really big problem we have, and that’s something I want the presidential candidates to deal with.”