FIRST STEP FOR THE ESSAY:
Go to the following link and take the Perils of Perception quiz. Do not worry about getting the answers right or wrong (I only got 62% correct!) Just make your best guess, and read how most respondents answered each question.
Pay careful attention to how the average respondent answered these questions (you will be given this information after each of your answers.) You may want to take notes to refer to as you write your essay. If a substantial portion of the general public holds an opinion that is not accurate, how might that affect which policies are passed, and how policies are designed?
SECOND STEP, AFTER COMPLETING THE ABOVE ASSIGNMENT: YOU WILL RIGHT A 1500 WORDS ESSAY
HERE IS THE PROMPT:
Film: The Storm.
Watch online at: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/storm/
Reflect on how our readings/discussion thus far on contexts of public policy and federalism relate to the content of the film. Consider the following questions:
- What roles do federalism and intergovernmental relations play in this film?
- What benefits do you see for national involvement in this case? (Compare these to thebenefits listed in the PowerPoint)
- What criticisms of national involvement can you make? (And how do these compare tothe criticisms listed in the PowerPoint.)
- In your opinion, should the federal government have taken a stronger or weaker rolein this case? Why?