Should poli-sci be mandatory for high school students?

N.S. Tories to debate instituting required course

In an effort to get more people to the polls, Nova Scotia Tories are set to consider making it mandatory for high-school students to take a political science course before graduation. The resolution, which was forwarded by The Nova Scotia Young Progressive Conservatives, will be on the agenda at the provincial party’s upcoming annual general meeting in Halifax. The aim, says association president Jessica Alexander, is to allow voters to make decisions based on criteria outside of a politician’s “hairstyle or handshake.”

The Chronicle Herald