Engagement – Civic and Citizen- Driven Public Policy
Select a specific example of public policy from one of the following fields:
An example of economic policy is U.S. budget deficit spending.
An example of education policy are the implementation of charter schools.
An example of environmental policy is the Clean Air Act.
An example of foreign policy is the interplay between civil liberties and the Patriot Act.
An example of healthcare policy is the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
An example of welfare policy is Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
What public policy solution(s) may alleviate the public policy concerning issue?
What could your local, state, the federal government do?
What could individuals or groups do?
Assess the cost-benefits for either taking action or not taking action.
How feasible are your public policy solutions?
How might society react to your public policy solutions?
What are the ethical implications of the public policy solution?
How can one better ‘frame’ the public policy solutions?