One of my friends doesn't wear his seatbelt," confesses Russell Newton. "But I tell him, 'You could get majorly hurt!'"
Russell, a fifth grader at Clemson Elementary School, in Clemson, South Carolina, isn't the only kid coaching his friends and family about car safety. He's one of thousands of K-5 students in three South Carolina school districts participating in the new e-Cruisers curriculum, a tech-driven twist on drivers' ed.
Many youngsters begin making decisions about their future careers as early as the seventh grade. So that's when South Carolina begins recruiting its best and brightest students to consider a career in teaching.