Do Now: You’re a public school teacher, a servant of the city and indentured to the idea of free-thinking and liberty. But let’s be real, you’re about as impartial as Keith Olbermann when it comes to education policy and fiscal philosophy. Everyone has a slant to share in politics, it’s inevitable. So how, then, can we properly encourage our students to think critically about this election if our meddling biases get in the way? We recommend avoiding any “me”, “myself”, or “I” statements and try to instead turn the conversation back to them. Who do you support for president? Why? Why do you believe Barack Obama cares about black people? Is John McCain really in touch with Joe the plumber? Who the hell is Joe the plumber anyway? We recommend this strategy for two reasons: one, because it reveals how political discourse works in this nation, and two, because it focuses so much attention and scrutiny on them that they become indirectly oblivious to your own political biases (and that nice Obama-Biden button on your backpack).