Public Discourse, Decision Making, and Citizen Involvement
Public Discourse, Decision Making, and Citizen Involvement The expectations continue to stress the importance of citizen action in a democratic republic as students expand their ability to address public policy issues. Students address contemporary public issues related to the Constitution and identify the related factual, definitional, and ethical questions. They use graphic data and other sources to analyze information about the issue, evaluate alternative resolutions, and use core democratic values to explain why people may differ on the resolution to a constitutional issue. Students are required to demonstrate increasing sophistication in their abilities to communicate a position on more complex national public policy issue and support it with a reasoned argument.