Politics and Education in the News
Not a week goes by without an article in local and national newspapers, commentaries on television, and/or newsbriefs on the Internet regarding political issues related to education (e.g., the use of standardized testing, where tax dollars should and should not go, bond initiatives, half-day versus full-day kindergarten).
Consider the philosophies and issues that you have been studying. Then, identify an article, commentary, or newsbrief about a political issue related to education that is of particular interest to you.
By Day 3:
Post the following:
- An explanation of the issue and the underlying philosophy (or philosophies) that gave rise to the issue (Cite references.)
- A summary of your beliefs about the issue – – whether it is newsworthy, who it is impacting, and what should be done about it