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Public Issues. http://www.nifi.org/ http://www.policyalmanac.org/. Children & Family. Youth & Violence – reducing the threat become "immune" or numb to the horror of violence gradually accept violence as a way to solve problems imitate the violence they see on TV

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public issues

Public Issues

http://www.nifi.org/

http://www.policyalmanac.org/

children family
Children & Family
  • Youth & Violence – reducing the threat
    • become "immune" or numb to the horror of violence
    • gradually accept violence as a way to solve problems
    • imitate the violence they see on TV
    • identify with certain characters, victims and/or victimizers
  • What should go on the Internet?
  • Our Nation’s Kids: is something wrong?
  • Who should be responsible for children?
    • Government or Parents
civil rights
Civil Rights
  • Crime & Punishment of Inmates: is justice being served?
  • How can we be fair? The future of affirmative action
  • Admissions Decisions: Should Immigration be restricted?
  • Homosexual Marriage: should gay people have the right to marry?
  • Abortion: when is a fetus a baby?
criminal justice
Criminal Justice
  • death penalty
    • is it just?
  • drugs
    • what should be legal?
  • gun control
    • does having guns lead to more fatalities?
  • juvenile justice
    • when do you know right from wrong?
  • prisons
    • should they be correctional or punitive?
economic issues
Economic Issues
  • A Nation in Debt: How can we pay the bills?
  • The $15 Trillion Debt: Breaking the habit of deficit spending
  • The Social Security Struggle: fixing the retirement system
  • From Welfare to Work: who should we help?
  • Science & Technology (NASA)
education
Education
  • Too Many Children left Behind: how can we close the achievement gap?
  • Public Schools: are they making the grade?
  • Job Training
    • pros & cons
  • Head Start
    • Free Child Day Care
  • Higher Education
    • how much should the govt. grant and to whom?
energy environment
Energy & Environment
  • Finding a solution to the power predicament
    • oil, nuclear, solar, wind
  • Air Quality
  • Global Climate Change
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Recycling
  • Pesticides
  • Water Quality
    • http://fitperez.com/2011-03-23-jennifer-connelly-in-clean-water-psa
  • Wildlife
government politics
Government & Politics
  • America’s Role in the World: what does national security mean in the 21st C?
  • Lobbying – act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in govt.
  • Federalism – big govt.
    • "A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have....“ Jefferson
  • Bail Outs – govt. funding some companies bankruptcies
  • Regulation – admin. legislation that constrains rights
health well being
Health & Well Being
  • Coping with the Cost of Health Care: how do we pay for what we need?
  • Illegal Drugs: what should we do now?
  • The Battle over Abortion
  • Assisted Suicide
  • HSAs (Health Savings Account)
  • HMOs (Health Management Organizations)
  • PPOs (Preferred Provider Organizations)
  • Medicaid – U.S. health program for low income families
  • CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)
  • Medicare – U.S. provides health insurance for people 65+ and/or disable
  • Prescription Drugs… EPIDEMIC!
international foreign policy
International & Foreign Policy
  • The New Challenge of American Immigration: what should we do?
  • Terrorism: what should we do?
  • Defense Spending
  • Diplomacy
  • Human Rights
    • http://www.hrw.org/
  • Intelligence
    • CIA
  • Refugees
    • provide basic aid
  • United Nations
    • intl’ law, intl’ security, social progress
social welfare
Social Welfare
  • Child Abuse
    • CPS
  • Child Care
    • should govt. provide daycare?
  • Disability Issues
    • who gets help?
  • Homelessness
    • how do we get people off the street?
  • Poverty/Welfare
    • how do we get people on their feet again?
  • Senior Issues
    • what if they lost everything & had no family?
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