This was submitted as an idea to the Politifest 2012 Idea Tournament. VOSD members will vote on the best ideas and on Sept. 19 we’ll announce six contenders (Not a member? Join now to vote). At Politifest on Sept. 29, each of the six finalists will have five minutes to pitch their idea to a panel. The panel rates the ideas and two finalists advance. The crowd at Politifest will vote on a winner. The winner will receive an “idea-inspired” trophy custom-designed by former City Councilwoman Donna Frye. VOSD CEO Scott Lewis will also write about the winner’s idea.
A high school teacher recently told a student in Reality Changers, “No student who lives south of the 8 Freeway ever goes to college.”
While hundreds (if not thousands) of new high school graduates prove this statement to be untrue every year, such a stereotype persists in San Diego because a college-going culture is less prevalent in the southern half of the county than the northern half.