by Karl Kurtz
One of the reasons for NCSL's creation of The Thicket is to help the general public, not just legislative junkies, better understand the legislative process--the mission of NCSL's Trust for Representative Democracy. So, it would seem that The Thicket would be a good thing for young people, say interested high school social studies students, to read, right?
Not if you're a student in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD), where I live. Here's a message from my daughter, a senior at Boulder High School:
I'm not sure I care for the "bored" and "falling asleep" and other "stuff" (although I can remember my high school senior year), but the rest of it makes me proud that The Thicket has reached at least one young person, even if it's my own daughter.