For an antidote to the attention Royal Oak Middle School has garnered in the past week, click go to National Writing Project’s Letters to the Next President site. Teens from all over the country have posted their informed viewpoints and added their voices to a national conversation about issues that matter to them. About 80 of the letters are from students here at Royal Oak High School. The viewpoints span the political spectrum. The site is searchable in a variety of ways, although you cannot search for specific authors. Students publish by first name. As long as you’re there, though, why not just browse? It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the kind of respectful dialogue of ideas that builds bridges, not walls; that democracy craves, and which our future voters are proving they are willing to have.