Public Policy

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Some Article Links to Discuss Gerrymandering.
by Patience LeBlanc - Sunday, March 17, 2019, 10:51 AM

Check out these recent articles discussing redrawing the congressional political map and some great quotes from Supreme Court. Great resources to help with class discussion on gerrymandering. 


 "It's Time for Maryland's Map to be Redrawn by a Non-Partisan Commission," by the Washington Post editorial board, November 26, 2018.

 "Maryland, the court & partisan redistricting," by Jack Fruchtman, Washington Post, December 7, 2018.

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Thesis Research Survey–Social media driven polarization's impact on our day-to-day lives.
by Michael Mulry - Sunday, December 2, 2018, 9:23 AM

Hi everyone. I need your help…

I am collecting data to help identify the real-world impact of political polarization brought on by social media interactions. The data that I collect will be used for my Master’s Thesis to complete my degree in Political Science at American Public University. The ...

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will also post in lesson plans...
by darcy white - Monday, November 26, 2018, 8:50 AM

Looking for ideas on Media Bias projects, whether public policy or Constitution, or election/electoral/politicking ...

Any ideas all?  I think  a media bias project would be a great scaffolding  activity, culminating in the public policy/media portions of class, TOPICAL right now, and seemingly may stand the test of time with the changing era of our current democratic ideals and perceptions of democracy. 

Your thoughts???


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Questions by a Brazilian journalist
by John Hale - Monday, November 19, 2018, 4:18 PM

Earlier today I was asked some questions by a Brazilian journalist named Beatriz Bergamin. Among those questions were these three--
"1- How do public policies work in the USA? 2 - What is the importance of public policies in your opinion? 3 - Do you believe that public policies work and actually...

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What is public policy?
by Maria Gallo - Monday, October 15, 2018, 2:02 PM

Before we can begin to talk about Public Policy, we should define it. However, this does not appear to be an easy task. The Center for Civic Education deals with this at the following link: