Topic: Gang Influence in NYC Public Schools Joan Loncke Choir Academy of Harlem [email protected] Steps of the Public Policy Analyst (PPA). (1) Define the Problem. ( 2) Gather the Evidence. (3) Identify Causes. (4) Examine Existing Policies. (5) Develop Solutions.
(1) Define the Problem
(2) Gather the Evidence
(3) Identify Causes
(4) Examine Existing Policies
(5) Develop Solutions
(6) Select the Best Solution
Why do you think students join gangs?
No Strong Parental Involvement
No Money or a Desire for Material Possessions
Lack of Mentoring Programs or Strong Role Models
A Need to Belong
In your groups, add these and any other causes to this list on Worksheet 3.
*Also, use this website on school security and gangs to identify more causes.
In your group, create a T-chart using the causes and find solutions to the causes. Be very specific in your solutions. Connect your solutions to your causes in PPA step 3.
In your groups, brainstorm from PPA Step 5 and check out the video on this website. What do you think is the best solution to prevent gang influence in schools and why?