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Hi, I'm working on a scenario for running for school president. I've got the map all done, but I'm having some trouble on coming up with issues. I managed to get all the issues needed, but some I think are pretty stupid and I just put them in to help fill out space. Any body got any ideas? Here's what I've got:

Academic Focus

Arts Funding

Dating Policy

Detention

Dress Code

Electronic Policy

Expulsion

Homework

Languages

Lunch Pricing

Rival School Relations

School Fund raising

School Prayer

Soda

Sports Funding

Student Parking

Summer Assignments

Violence

Also, I need to think of a name for the conservative party. The liberal party is called the student's progression party.

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Thanks, that's a good name. So I figured out a way to make my issues work. The biggest thing I need help with now is candidates.

A candidate must be a current freshman, sophmore, or junior( so ages 14, 15, 16, or 17)

Here's the different positions a candidate can have:

Class council member

Treasurer

Class president(for a certain year like Freshman, sophmore, ect.)

Athlete(Which sport and position)

Regular Student

Class Historian

Head of some club

Feel free to add any others you can think of

Here's all my issues with their descriptions

Academic Focus

Far-Left

Focus only on creative learnings

Left

Place a greater focus on creative learnings

Center-Left

Place a slightly greater focus on creative learnings

Center

Focus equally on creative and math/science

Center-Right

Place a slightly greater focus on solid learnings

Right

Place a greater focus on solid learnings

Far-Right

Focus only on solid learnings

Arts Funding

Far-Left

Cut all funding to other programs and place it all in arts

Left

Shift large amounts of funding from other programs to the arts

Center-Left

Place more funding into arts than there is already

Center

Fit funding for the arts into a balanced budget

Center-Right

Reduce some of the funding for the arts programs

Right

Cut larges amounts of arts funding and put it into other programs.

Far-Right

Cut all arts programs

Dating Policy

Far-Left

Encourage dating and allow all public displays of affection

Left

Encourage dating and allow public displays of affection that are appropriate for public

Center-Left

Allow some public displays of affection such as hand holding

Center

Allow dating but no public displays of affection

Center-Right

Discourage dating

Right

Disallow dating, but don’t enforce it harshly

Far-Right

Fiercely punish all who attempt to date

Detention

Far-Left

Ban detention

Left

Keep detention for only the most serious offenses

Center-Left

Reduce the amount detention is used as a punishment

Center

Keep detention the way it is

Center-Right

Slightly increase the amount of detentions handed out

Right

Increase the punishment length

Far-Right

Hand out detentions to anyone who even so much as litters

Dress Code

Far-Left

Allow any and all form of dress including nudity

Left

Allow any and all forms of dress except nudity

Center-Left

Allow most forms of dress, excluding nudity or only undergarments

Center

Allow most forms of dress, so long as the person is moderately covered up

Center-Right

Restrict clothing that depicts questionable content

Right

Restrict clothing that depicts questionable content and require that it covers most of their body

Far-Right

School uniforms that cover every piece of skin

Electronics Policy

Far-Left

Hand out free electronic devices to everyone

Left

Allow the use of electronics at any time

Center-Left

Allow electronics anytime there’s downtime

Center

Have an allotted time for electronics use, but none after that time

Center-Right

Don’t allow any electronic usage

Right

Collect any electronics found in use and keep them till the end of the year

Far-Right

Collect any electronics used and destroy them

Expulsion

Far-Left

Ban expulsion

Left

Have expulsion for only the most heinous of offenses, and still have a chance to appeal

Center-Left

Keep expulsion for only the most heinous offenses

Center

Keep expulsion as is

Center-Right

Slightly increase the range of offenses expulsion applies to, but allow appeals

Right

Increase the range of offenses expulsion applies to and disallow appeals

Far-Right

Have expulsion apply to all offenses with no chance of appeal

Homework Policy

Far-Left

Never assign any homework

Left

Nearly no homework assigned

Center-Left

A small amount of homework assigned

Center

A moderate amount of homework assigned

Center-Right

A large amount of homework assigned

Right

A huge amount of homework assigned

Far-Right

Assign an infinite amount of homework

Language Policy

Far-Left

Force all students to learn multiple languages

Left

Offer free language programs for students to learn another language

Center-Left

Encourage students to learn other languages besides their native one

Center

Have no official stance on language

Center-Right

Encourage the students to all speak one language

Right

Have an official language, and discourage speaking other languages

Far-Right

Have an official language and ban speaking any language but the official language

Lunch Pricing

Far-Left

Free lunch for all

Left

Free lunch for all but the most well off students

Center-Left

Free lunch for the worst off students and reduced for everyone else

Center

Free and reduced lunch for the worst off students

Center-Right

Reduced lunch for the worst off students

Right

Offer a work for meals program to those that need it

Far-Right

No free or reduced lunch for anyone

Rival School Relations

Far-Left

Merge with other schools into one school

Left

Do everything we can to make our school relations friendly and cooperative

Center-Left

Attempt to be friendly with other schools

Center

Be open to any form of communication between schools

Center-Right

Don t make attempts at communication, but be open to attempts by other schools

Right

Do not accept any form of communication with other schools

Far-Right

Attack other schools and take control of their building

School Fundraising

Far-Left

Take all the student's money to pay for services and trips

Left

Tax the students a fee to go to school so as to pay for services trips

Center-Left

Have the students pay for services and trips when they arise

Center

Have the students pay for services and trips by doing things such as bake sales

Center-Right

Do fundraising activities on a regular basis, but allow students to opt out

Right

Do mandatory fundraising activities on a regular basis

Far-Right

Do mandatory fundraising year round

School Prayer

Far-Left

Ban the practice of praying during school hours

Left

Discourage the practice of praying during school hours

Center-Left

Have no time for prayer. Students may pray during their own down time at lunch or study hall

Center

Allow a minute or so in the morning for silent meditation, prayer, ect.

Center-Right

Have an optional morning prayer group

Right

Have a morning prayer that students can opt out of

Far-Right

Force all students into prayer sessions

Soda

Far-Left

Provide free sodas with every lunch

Left

Allow soda at a lower than normal price and for free to those of free or reduced lunch

Center-Left

Allow soda at a lower than normal price

Center

Allow soda at an average price

Center-Right

Put a restriction on the amount of soda students may purchase

Right

Allow only diet and sugar free sodas and drinks

Far-Right

Ban all soda and sugary drinks

Sports Funding

Far-Left

Cut all sports programs

Left

Cut larges amounts of sports funding and put it into other programs.

Center-Left

Reduce some of the funding for the sports programs

Center

Fit funding for sports into a balanced budget

Center-Right

Place more funding into sports than there is already

Right

Shift large amounts of funding from other programs to the sports

Far-Right

Cut all funding to other programs and place it all in sports

Summer Assignments

Far-Left

Never assign any homework

Left

Nearly no homework assigned

Center-Left

A small amount of homework assigned

Center

A moderate amount of homework assigned

Center-Right

A large amount of homework assigned

Right

A huge amount of homework assigned

Far-Right

Assign an infinite amount of homework

Transportation

Far-Left

Provide free transportation to all students to and from all activities and school

Left

Provide free transportation to all students to and from school and all activities that leave from the school

Center-Left

Provide free transportation to all students to and from school.

Center

Provide free transportation to and from school to students that live more than a mile from the school

Center-Right

Provide free transportation to and from school to only the students who live farthest away

Right

Provide transportation to anyone for a fee

Far-Right

Provide no transportation

Violence

Far-Left

Do nothing about it. Things will resolve themselves

Left

Have mandatory peer mediation for all students to avoid any conflicts

Center-Left

Attempt to use peer mediation to solve the problem. Use punishment as a last resort

Center

Give the students the option of either suspension or peer mediation

Center-Right

Suspend the students involved, then when they return have a peer meditation

Right

Suspend the students involved

Far-Right

Expel the students

So here's the form if you want to submit a candidate

Name:

Age:

Party:

Position:

Issue Positions

Academic Focus:

Arts Funding:

Dating Policy:

Detention:

Dress Code:

Electronic Policy:

Expulsion:

Homework:

Languages:

Lunch Pricing:

Rival School Relations:

School Fund raising:

School Prayer:

Soda:

Sports Funding:

Summer Assignments:

Transportation:

Violence:

Bio(Optional):

All stats and percentages will be randomly generated

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as i'm in middle school, love the idea! here's mine

Name: Christopher Jackson

Age: 14

Party: student's progression party.

Position: class council member

Issue Positions

Academic Focus: center-left

Arts Funding: center-left

Dating Policy: left

Detention: center-left

Dress Code: center-left

Electronic Policy: left

Expulsion: left

Homework: center-left

Languages: center-left

Lunch Pricing: left

Rival School Relations: center

School Fund raising: left

School Prayer: left

Soda: center

Sports Funding: center-right

Summer Assignments: left

Transportation: center-right

Violence: center

Bio(Optional): Jackson was the founder of the Liberal Asssoceation, an organisation that sucessfully pushed for less homework. after such sucesses, as well as being the founder of the Student Newsweek, an infomational weekly magazine, Jackson's status has been greatly increased. winning a seat on the council Christopher has shown himself to be a fierce advocate for the poorer students and the athiest communnity. will voters see him for his strong leadership skills and proven ability to suceed, or will his somewhat arrogant manner, his distaste for people of faith, and a willingness to buck party lines and possibly run on a third party stop Progrssion voters from electing him?

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I like it. I just need you to cut down on the bio, as Campaigns Forever cuts it off at "skills". Also, I flipped the left and rights for sports funding, so is Jackson for more or less sports funding?

thanks, and again i really appreciate you doing this. i planned this with some people, but really, i look forward to this greatly

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I like it. I just need you to cut down on the bio, as Campaigns Forever cuts it off at "skills". Also, I flipped the left and rights for sports funding, so is Jackson for more or less sports funding?

Jackson, after establishing many student groups ran a left-wing campaign and was elected to the Council. inteligent, a proven leader, and highly articulate, can he pull a win off?

or will his lack of religious convictions, an arrogant manner, stop him?

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Hi, I'm working on a scenario for running for school president. I've got the map all done, but I'm having some trouble on coming up with issues. I managed to get all the issues needed, but some I think are pretty stupid and I just put them in to help fill out space. Any body got any ideas? Here's what I've got:

Academic Focus

Arts Funding

Dating Policy

Detention

Dress Code

Electronic Policy

Expulsion

Homework

Languages

Lunch Pricing

Rival School Relations

School Fund raising

School Prayer

Soda

Sports Funding

Student Parking

Summer Assignments

Violence

Also, I need to think of a name for the conservative party. The liberal party is called the student's progression party.

Depending on what kind of school it is,(what I mean is it more conservative ore more Liberal),maybe give the Liberals more of an edge because they're positions would be more appealing to High Schoolers,because detention for bullying wouldn't be fun(I'm not saying change the issue)So basically give the Students Progressive party maybe a bit of edge over the Students for Traditional Values.

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Depending on what kind of school it is,(what I mean is it more conservative ore more Liberal),maybe give the Liberals more of an edge because they're positions would be more appealing to High Schoolers,because detention for bullying wouldn't be fun(I'm not saying change the issue)So basically give the Students Progressive party maybe a bit of edge over the Students for Traditional Values.

if i may be so bold, i'd establish it 40-25 because

A: more and more people are turning away from religion, and the more secular person FOR THE MOST PART the more liberal.

B: if Colledge students liked McGovern, Obama, etc, then i'm gonna guess that high school students are for the most part liberal too.

C: for goodness sakes. the teachers are liberal! i'm going to guess that has an effect. actually, perhaphs the students rebele against that. hmm..

anyhow, i suspect it should be more like a 1964 campaign of a hardened conservative base and a large liberal base

but that's just my thoughs

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Well, this probably won't be the most "accurate" representation of a high school just for the sake of it being competitive. The Student's Progression will have an initial lead in the polls because of the outgoing president being well liked and he was a progressive. The Traditional Value's party can get a boost though by winning both the principal and vice principal's endorsements, both are center right. Right now all I have to do is set up percentages and issue centers. But in test runs the game crashes with an error in the P4E module.

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Name: Matt Davis

Age: 17

Party: Independent

Position: Athlete, Captain of Volleyball Team

Issue Positions

Academic Focus: centre-left

Arts Funding: centre-left

Dating Policy: centre-left

Detention: centre

Dress Code: centre

Electronic Policy: centre-left

Expulsion: centre-right

Homework: centre

Languages: left

Lunch Pricing: right

Rival School Relations: centre

School Fund raising: centre-right

School Prayer: centre-left

Soda: centre

Sports Funding: centre-right

Summer Assignments: centre-left

Transportation: right

Violence: right

Bio(Optional): Matt Davis is a senior year captain of the Volleyball team (his second season as captain). In the last season he led them to become regional champions. Davis is running as an independent trying to run to the right of the 'progressives' who he deems to be anti-sports idealists, while he says the traditionals don't understand the needs of non-academic students. Davis is popular among jocks and preppy students, who make up his support base and are giving him a strong opportunity to be elected. Davis has endorsed the most popular student leaders from both parties as part of his 'slate for change'.

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couple of people in my school showed interest. one sent me this

Name: Sam Roberts

Age: 14

Party: student's progression party.

Position: President of the Jeasus League

Issue Positions

Academic Focus: center-right

Arts Funding: center-right

Dating Policy: right

Detention: right

Dress Code: far-right

Electronic Policy: center-right

Expulsion: center-right

Homework: center

Languages: center-right

Lunch Pricing: right

Rival School Relations: center-right

School Fund raising: right

School Prayer: far-right

Soda: far-right

Sports Funding: center

Summer Assignments: center

Transportation: center-right

Violence: right

Bio(Optional):Roberts, the founder and current president of Jeasus League. having clashed with Christopher Jackson for years, they have fought each other on school prayer, religion, and other matters. a deticated Baptist, Roberts often evangelised during school hours. loved by Christians but disliked by everyone else, can he win?

(two things: one, this was written by Christopher Jackson. the positions weren't. two, set relations between Jackson and Roberts to 0)

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Name: Laura Lincoln

Age: 16

Party: Students for Traditional Values

Position: Chess Club Chair; Advocate for Conservative Students' Concerns

Issue Positions

Academic Focus: right

Arts Funding: centre

Dating Policy: right

Detention: centre-right

Dress Code: right

Electronic Policy: centre-right

Expulsion: right

Homework: centre-right

Languages: centre-right

Lunch Pricing: far right

Rival School Relations: centre-right

School Fund raising: right

School Prayer: far right

Soda: right

Sports Funding: centre

Summer Assignments: centre-right

Transportation: right

Violence: far right

Bio(Optional): Laura Lincoln is the Republican mayor's niece, and plans a political career herself, starting with school president. She holds many of the conservative values she grew up with in her family, and sees her school as a 'morally-challenged' place that need the students to 'stand up and take pride in their school.' She is an honor student and mostly socializes with her very conservative clique of friends.

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Well I'm out of high school now, but I figured you could use a regular student everyman, this is based on me when I ran for my first student office and actually won.

Name: Benjamin Thomas

Age: 17

Party: Student's Progression Party

Position: Co-Chair of the Gay-Straight Alliance

Academic Focus: Center-Right

Arts Funding: Center

Dating Policy: Center-Left

Detention: Center-Left

Dress Code: Center

Electronics Policy: Center-Left

Expulsion: Center

Homework Policy: Center

Language Policy: Center-Left

Lunch Pricing: Center-Left

Rival School Relations: Left

School Fundraising: Center-Right

School Prayer: Center

Soda: Center-Right

Sports Funding: Center-Left

Summer Assignments: Center

Transportation: Center-Left

Violence: Center-Right

Bio: Benjamin Thomas, co-chair of the Gay-Straight Alliance from the heterosexual side, is running to capture the everyman vote as somebody with a tradition of wide-ranging social relations and occasional problem causing. Though known as a political Democrat and openly non-religious, his platform is that of a moderate between student and teacher consensus.

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Name: Laura Lincoln

Age: 16

Party: Students for Traditional Values

Position: Chess Club Chair; Advocate for Conservative Students' Concerns

Issue Positions

Academic Focus: right

Arts Funding: centre

Dating Policy: right

Detention: centre-right

Dress Code: right

Electronic Policy: centre-right

Expulsion: right

Homework: centre-right

Languages: centre-right

Lunch Pricing: far right

Rival School Relations: centre-right

School Fund raising: right

School Prayer: far right

Soda: right

Sports Funding: centre

Summer Assignments: centre-right

Transportation: right

Violence: far right

Bio(Optional): Laura Lincoln is the Republican mayor's niece, and plans a political career herself, starting with school president. She holds many of the conservative values she grew up with in her family, and sees her school as a 'morally-challenged' place that need the students to 'stand up and take pride in their school.' She is an honor student and mostly socializes with her very conservative clique of friends.

cripes, i'd love to beat her in an election.

two other people in my school sent in position platforms, and i made up the bio

Name: Paul Ophein

Age: 15

Party: student's progression party.

Position: class council member

Issue Positions

Academic Focus: left

Arts Funding: left

Dating Policy: left

Detention: center-left

Dress Code: left

Electronic Policy: left

Expulsion: left

Homework: center-left

Languages: left

Lunch Pricing: left

Rival School Relations: left

School Fund raising: left

School Prayer: far-left

Soda: center-left

Sports Funding: center-right

Summer Assignments: left

Transportation: center-right

Violence: left

Bio: Opheim has been any ally of Christopher Jackson since grade school. running to Jackson's left, can he win the nomination?

Name: Grant Parks

Age: 14

Party: students for traditional values

Position: class council member

Issue Positions

Academic Focus: right

Arts Funding: right

Dating Policy: center-right

Detention: right

Dress Code: right

Electronic Policy: center-right

Expulsion: right

Homework: center

Languages: right

Lunch Pricing: right

Rival School Relations: center-right

School Fund raising: center

School Prayer: right

Soda: center-right

Sports Funding: center-right

Summer Assignments: center

Transportation: right

Violence: center-right

Bio: Parks has been on of the schools most outright conservatives. a strong ally with Laura Lincoln, he once got into a shoving match with Jackson over school prayer. can he show students he is a man of principle, or will he, like Barry Goldwater, go down in inevitable defeat?

oh, and change Sam Roberts to the Students for Traditional values

Bio: Opheim has been any ally of Christopher Jackson since grade school. running to Jackson's left, can he win the nomination?

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