Analyze state and local policy in the area of your choice and in the states or cities of your choice
The goal of this assignment is to analyze state and local policy in the area of your choice and in the states or cities of your choice (use no more than 2-3).
THE CHOSEN TOPIC IS TO COMPARE: Public high school math education policies in Florida, Newyork, and Texas. If you choose to use outside sources, add a Reference page on the end and cite those.
Data (1-2 pages)
Your value-added analysis – both descriptive and normative ((1-2 pages)
Please use 12-point font, double space the text, 1-inch margins, and page numbers. A good paper will have a great introduction so that the reader will know what you plan to discuss and the point you are trying to make; it will then continue for several pages making the points, using facts and evidence and logic and descriptive analysis, and then offering up a nice tidy little conclusion which may very well offer some normative assessments of what you have found and perhaps even some suggestions for future policy reforms.
Here are some ideas on how to approach this:
What is peculiar or different about policy in the states or cities you have chosen to compare?
Does it do what other states do or does it have a unique way of doing it?
Is it good or is it bad or is it just an example of the people of one state choosing one way to do things that fits them and other states doing it their own way, i.e., what federalism is all about?
How does it relates to federalism; how it is an example of federalism and what type – dual, cooperative, progressive, etc.
Or is this one of those issues where, clearly, the federal government MUST step in and create a national law that every state must accept?
Why shouldn’t each state be allowed to decide for itself? And who has the burden of proof? In other words, does the state have the burden of proof to make its own decisions or does the US have the burden of proof? How would we decide this if there is a conflict?
For example if you were to use pot or gay marriage or immigration, you could note that sometimes there is a conflict between the states and the federal government, or there may be conflicts between states, Or that there may be conflicts between the 3 branches of government [i.e., perhaps the legislative and executive bran passed and signed a law in state A but that in state B, the judicial branch dealt with the issue, Or perhaps state and local Direct Democracy was involved in another state or city, or perhaps one state tried to creatively deal with an issue and botched it while another state tried something different that worked].
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