CD 479 Final Reflection

The policy analysis offered me an opportunity to focus in on the importance of social context and social influence on and from a piece of legislation. Specific to the policy my group was looking at, factors as simple and commonly understood as the fact that the majority in Congress was Republican, while the President is […] Continue reading

Viva La Causa

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

Heckman Equation

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