In lieu of a “final,” I wanted to ask you to share your thoughts on CD 479 this semester. Post your responses in the “comments.” Please post your comments before Monday, May 11.
1) What is one thing that you learned about policy from doing your policy analysis that … Continue reading
Class for Monday, February 2 will be online.
I was going to have us read this article and watch this movie in class. But instead, you can read the article on your own and watch all 5 parts of the movie on YouTube. We will talk about it on … Continue reading
In reading the article, “A Moveable Feast: The UFW Grape Boyvott and Farm Worker Justice” I learned that the strike was not only rallied by Mexican- Americans’ farm laborers but Filipinos’ as well. For years, my understanding was that the boycott of 1965 was solely propagated by Mexican- American workers until watching Viva La […] Continue reading
I chose to watch the documentary Viva La Causa. This documentary was about the grape strike and NFWA (National Farm Workers Association) against the grape growers led by Cesar Chavez in the 1960’s. Watching this gave me hope and also reinforced the notion that if you want something to change, you can make it happen. […] Continue reading
The video that I watched from the Heckman Equation was, “The Essential Growth Strategy: Investing in Early Childhood Education.” This video was extremely interesting and explained the benefits of teaching our children early in life. Children need experiences socially and … Continue reading → Continue reading
The video I watched was The Essential Growth Strategy: Investing in Early Childhood Education. A speaker introduced Dr. Heckman with a few keynotes of his own that supported the rest of the speech. He stated that people are our most valuable resources and that investing in early child development is key to producing people with […] Continue reading
I watched the Heckman Equation video “Supporting Families Pays Off” and read the academic paper “Understanding the Mechanisms Through Which an Influential Early Childhood Program Boosted Adult Outcomes” (Heckman, Pinto & Savelyev. 2013), which examined the Perry Preschool Program and the participants’ adult outcomes. I also read the accompanying summary of the paper, “Perry Preschool … Continue reading → Continue reading
The video I chose to watch was “Early Childhood Education Has a High Rate of Return.” It says that we need to make smart strategic investments in Early Childhood to give us the best chance for the future competitiveness of our country. Not having experienced workers will cause our society to collapse. See more at: … Continue reading → Continue reading