The Pros: Drafting school kids to perform part of the census will save money.
The Cons: Encouraging school kids to report on their parents. So when the US version of the Komsomol begins, everyone would have been exposed to it in some form or another. So it won't be such a shocker then.
he government has launched Census in Schools, an all-out campaign targeting superintendents, principals, teachers, students and, indirectly, parents, as schools open across the nation this month and next. The message: The Census is coming and here's why everyone should care.
The goal is to send posters, teaching guides, maps and lesson plans to every school in the nation, Puerto Rico and U.S. island territories to encourage everyone to participate in the national count. The materials will land in more than 118,000 schools and reach 56 million students.
"It's great to reach the children because children are such strong voices in their homes," says Renee Jefferson-Copeland, chief of the Census schools program. "In households that are linguistically isolated, they can express the information to their parents."
I did find a copy of what the Youth Census Borough's uniform will look like. The kids seem to like it too.