This graded discussion is based on guided writing. In order to be successful on this discussion, you need to CLEARLY demonstrate an understanding of the information and the questions presented. OPINIONS need to be based on EVIDENCE. This means you need to provide documentation for statements. Following directions is important.
You will be given article(s) to read, then you will provide your opinions on the topic and provide evidence for your position.
LISTEN to the podcast and READ the article about the topic: (This is the topic of the discussion.)
Swaby, Aliyya and Alexa Ura. “Longview ISD in Texas Battles School Segregation.” Texas Tribune. September 16, 2019.
Now follow these directions to complete the Graded Discussion:
Click on the above link(s) and read the article(s). Then respond to ALL of the questions below. In order to receive full credit for the discussion, you have to follow the guidelines provided. Remember to incorporate the articles/podcast in your response. This means that you must briefly summarize and then make connections to them in your response.
Guidelines for submission: Submissions must have at least 400 words, not including documentation/citations or quotes. Students must also use proper grammar and punctuation, with no contractions. NO PLAGIARISM is allowed! If you copy any portion of your submission from external sources, you will receive a 0! Do not use phrases/quotes from the assigned link or external links to write your response. You MUST document/cite your submission or you will receive a 0! Answer ALL the numbered questions below.
Topic: Education/Texas Legislature
1. Provide a brief summary of the article. What is the most important issue that is raised in the article for the topic, in your opinion? Overall, do you believe that the information in the article is valid? Do you believe that the method used to currently handle this education issue is appropriate (elaborate)? List at least one aspect of the article that you find questionable. Why? What solution do you believe would resolve this issue? Who or what entity do you believe is most able to deal with this issue?
2. Based on course topics, why is this topic relevant to the study of government? (This means that you need to make a connection between the articles’ topic and at least one topic in the course and provide evidence.) Why is this topic relevant to society as a whole?
Remember: Your grade is based on following the directions carefully, your understanding of the topic presented, and your clear responses to the questions presented.