The Issues Concerning SRL Students This Election Year

In order to understand youth concerns this election year, SRL participants asked their peers about the issues they care about most.

Learn more about PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs here.


Many issues are at stake this election year, so Student Reporting Labs students from Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA, a PBS SoCal Partner School, interviewed their peers to talk about the issues they care about the most and why.

Find their videos below.

“Youth Concerns During Election Year: Climate”

Cassia believes politicians often let business and the economy get in the way of protecting the planet, while Samuel discusses the importance of preserving nature. This video features Cassia Ramelb and Samuel Torres and was produced by SRL participants from Daniel Pearl Magnet High School.

“Youth Concerns During Election Year: Healthcare”

Students Margina and Cassia believe healthcare should be a right, not a privilege. This video features Margina Tassiyah Haque and Cassia Ramelb and was produced by SRL participants from Daniel Pearl Magnet High School.

“Youth Concerns During Election Year: Education”

For Margina and Cassia, changing the head of the Department of Education and increasing financial literacy programs should be a priority. This video features Cassia Ramelb and Margina Tassiyah Haque and was produced by SRL participants from Daniel Pearl Magnet High School