discuss the role of parties in campaigns for the general election.  

Cite your sources using the MLA system. These papers should be one to two pages in length each with 12 point font using a common style such as New Times Roman.   The professor may assess a penalty if the paper is submitted late.  The professor will assign a grade on the basis of completeness (address all parts of the instructions), quality of writing, clarity and logical presentation of information and proper citation of sources.  Students should only use reliable web sites.  Do not use uncredited sites or sites such as Wikipedia

 

1.      Local Government.  Discuss the four forms of city/municipal government used in Texas.  (Please note that forms of government does not refer to home rule and general law cities).

 

2.       Discuss the role of political parties in Texas elections.  Student should include discussion of how parties select candidates, adopt parity platforms, and hold party conventions.  The paper should discuss the role of parties in campaigns for the general election.  Finally, students should discuss the role of party members in the general election.

 

3.    Discuss the powers of the Texas Governor.  Identify his formal and informal powers.  Describe each power and its importance in Texas politics.

 

4.      Discuss the top ten percent rule (eight percent at UTT-Austin) as used in Texas higher education.  Identify the provision of the rule, the reasons for its adoption and the effects on higher education.  Discuss the role of the THECB and higher education institutions such as UTT-Austin.

 

 

5.      Discuss the organization of the Texas court system.  Detail the various courts, the number of judges, the function of each court and the types of case the jurisdiction.  Note the various unusual features of the system.

 

6.      Discuss the procedure for the developing the Texas state budget.  Who and what influences the writing of the Texas budget.

Identify the provision of the rule, the reasons for its adoption and the effects on higher education.

Cite your sources using the MLA system. These papers should be one to two pages in length each with 12 point font using a common style such as New Times Roman.   The professor may assess a penalty if the paper is submitted late.  The professor will assign a grade on the basis of completeness (address all parts of the instructions), quality of writing, clarity and logical presentation of information and proper citation of sources.  Students should only use reliable web sites.  Do not use uncredited sites or sites such as Wikipedia

 

1.      Local Government.  Discuss the four forms of city/municipal government used in Texas.  (Please note that forms of government does not refer to home rule and general law cities).

 

2.       Discuss the role of political parties in Texas elections.  Student should include discussion of how parties select candidates, adopt parity platforms, and hold party conventions.  The paper should discuss the role of parties in campaigns for the general election.  Finally, students should discuss the role of party members in the general election.

 

3.    Discuss the powers of the Texas Governor.  Identify his formal and informal powers.  Describe each power and its importance in Texas politics.

 

4.      Discuss the top ten percent rule (eight percent at UTT-Austin) as used in Texas higher education.  Identify the provision of the rule, the reasons for its adoption and the effects on higher education.  Discuss the role of the THECB and higher education institutions such as UTT-Austin.

 

 

5.      Discuss the organization of the Texas court system.  Detail the various courts, the number of judges, the function of each court and the types of case the jurisdiction.  Note the various unusual features of the system.

 

6.      Discuss the procedure for the developing the Texas state budget.  Who and what influences the writing of the Texas budget.

 Discuss the role of the THECB and higher education institutions such as UTT-Austin.

Cite your sources using the MLA system. These papers should be one to two pages in length each with 12 point font using a common style such as New Times Roman.   The professor may assess a penalty if the paper is submitted late.  The professor will assign a grade on the basis of completeness (address all parts of the instructions), quality of writing, clarity and logical presentation of information and proper citation of sources.  Students should only use reliable web sites.  Do not use uncredited sites or sites such as Wikipedia

 

1.      Local Government.  Discuss the four forms of city/municipal government used in Texas.  (Please note that forms of government does not refer to home rule and general law cities).

 

2.       Discuss the role of political parties in Texas elections.  Student should include discussion of how parties select candidates, adopt parity platforms, and hold party conventions.  The paper should discuss the role of parties in campaigns for the general election.  Finally, students should discuss the role of party members in the general election.

 

3.    Discuss the powers of the Texas Governor.  Identify his formal and informal powers.  Describe each power and its importance in Texas politics.

 

4.      Discuss the top ten percent rule (eight percent at UTT-Austin) as used in Texas higher education.  Identify the provision of the rule, the reasons for its adoption and the effects on higher education.  Discuss the role of the THECB and higher education institutions such as UTT-Austin.

 

 

5.      Discuss the organization of the Texas court system.  Detail the various courts, the number of judges, the function of each court and the types of case the jurisdiction.  Note the various unusual features of the system.

 

6.      Discuss the procedure for the developing the Texas state budget.  Who and what influences the writing of the Texas budget.

 Discuss the four forms of city/municipal government used in Texas.

Cite your sources using the MLA system. These papers should be one to two pages in length each with 12 point font using a common style such as New Times Roman.   The professor may assess a penalty if the paper is submitted late.  The professor will assign a grade on the basis of completeness (address all parts of the instructions), quality of writing, clarity and logical presentation of information and proper citation of sources.  Students should only use reliable web sites.  Do not use uncredited sites or sites such as Wikipedia

 

1.      Local Government.  Discuss the four forms of city/municipal government used in Texas.  (Please note that forms of government does not refer to home rule and general law cities).

 

2.       Discuss the role of political parties in Texas elections.  Student should include discussion of how parties select candidates, adopt parity platforms, and hold party conventions.  The paper should discuss the role of parties in campaigns for the general election.  Finally, students should discuss the role of party members in the general election.

 

3.    Discuss the powers of the Texas Governor.  Identify his formal and informal powers.  Describe each power and its importance in Texas politics.

 

4.      Discuss the top ten percent rule (eight percent at UTT-Austin) as used in Texas higher education.  Identify the provision of the rule, the reasons for its adoption and the effects on higher education.  Discuss the role of the THECB and higher education institutions such as UTT-Austin.

 

 

5.      Discuss the organization of the Texas court system.  Detail the various courts, the number of judges, the function of each court and the types of case the jurisdiction.  Note the various unusual features of the system.

 

6.      Discuss the procedure for the developing the Texas state budget.  Who and what influences the writing of the Texas budget.

 Discuss the top ten percent rule (eight percent at UTT-Austin) as used in Texas higher education.

Cite your sources using the MLA system. These papers should be one to two pages in length each with 12 point font using a common style such as New Times Roman.   The professor may assess a penalty if the paper is submitted late.  The professor will assign a grade on the basis of completeness (address all parts of the instructions), quality of writing, clarity and logical presentation of information and proper citation of sources.  Students should only use reliable web sites.  Do not use uncredited sites or sites such as Wikipedia

 

1.      Local Government.  Discuss the four forms of city/municipal government used in Texas.  (Please note that forms of government does not refer to home rule and general law cities).

 

2.       Discuss the role of political parties in Texas elections.  Student should include discussion of how parties select candidates, adopt parity platforms, and hold party conventions.  The paper should discuss the role of parties in campaigns for the general election.  Finally, students should discuss the role of party members in the general election.

 

3.    Discuss the powers of the Texas Governor.  Identify his formal and informal powers.  Describe each power and its importance in Texas politics.

 

4.      Discuss the top ten percent rule (eight percent at UTT-Austin) as used in Texas higher education.  Identify the provision of the rule, the reasons for its adoption and the effects on higher education.  Discuss the role of the THECB and higher education institutions such as UTT-Austin.

 

 

5.      Discuss the organization of the Texas court system.  Detail the various courts, the number of judges, the function of each court and the types of case the jurisdiction.  Note the various unusual features of the system.

 

6.      Discuss the procedure for the developing the Texas state budget.  Who and what influences the writing of the Texas budget.

 Discuss the procedure for the developing the Texas state budget.  Who and what influences the writing of the Texas budget.

Cite your sources using the MLA system. These papers should be one to two pages in length each with 12 point font using a common style such as New Times Roman.   The professor may assess a penalty if the paper is submitted late.  The professor will assign a grade on the basis of completeness (address all parts of the instructions), quality of writing, clarity and logical presentation of information and proper citation of sources.  Students should only use reliable web sites.  Do not use uncredited sites or sites such as Wikipedia

 

1.      Local Government.  Discuss the four forms of city/municipal government used in Texas.  (Please note that forms of government does not refer to home rule and general law cities).

 

2.       Discuss the role of political parties in Texas elections.  Student should include discussion of how parties select candidates, adopt parity platforms, and hold party conventions.  The paper should discuss the role of parties in campaigns for the general election.  Finally, students should discuss the role of party members in the general election.

 

3.    Discuss the powers of the Texas Governor.  Identify his formal and informal powers.  Describe each power and its importance in Texas politics.

 

4.      Discuss the top ten percent rule (eight percent at UTT-Austin) as used in Texas higher education.  Identify the provision of the rule, the reasons for its adoption and the effects on higher education.  Discuss the role of the THECB and higher education institutions such as UTT-Austin.

 

 

5.      Discuss the organization of the Texas court system.  Detail the various courts, the number of judges, the function of each court and the types of case the jurisdiction.  Note the various unusual features of the system.

 

6.      Discuss the procedure for the developing the Texas state budget.  Who and what influences the writing of the Texas budget.

Discuss the organization of the Texas court system.  Detail the various courts, the number of judges, the function of each court and the types of case the jurisdiction.

Cite your sources using the MLA system. These papers should be one to two pages in length each with 12 point font using a common style such as New Times Roman.   The professor may assess a penalty if the paper is submitted late.  The professor will assign a grade on the basis of completeness (address all parts of the instructions), quality of writing, clarity and logical presentation of information and proper citation of sources.  Students should only use reliable web sites.  Do not use uncredited sites or sites such as Wikipedia

 

1.      Local Government.  Discuss the four forms of city/municipal government used in Texas.  (Please note that forms of government does not refer to home rule and general law cities).

 

2.       Discuss the role of political parties in Texas elections.  Student should include discussion of how parties select candidates, adopt parity platforms, and hold party conventions.  The paper should discuss the role of parties in campaigns for the general election.  Finally, students should discuss the role of party members in the general election.

 

3.    Discuss the powers of the Texas Governor.  Identify his formal and informal powers.  Describe each power and its importance in Texas politics.

 

4.      Discuss the top ten percent rule (eight percent at UTT-Austin) as used in Texas higher education.  Identify the provision of the rule, the reasons for its adoption and the effects on higher education.  Discuss the role of the THECB and higher education institutions such as UTT-Austin.

 

 

5.      Discuss the organization of the Texas court system.  Detail the various courts, the number of judges, the function of each court and the types of case the jurisdiction.  Note the various unusual features of the system.

 

6.      Discuss the procedure for the developing the Texas state budget.  Who and what influences the writing of the Texas budget.

Discuss The policies’ effectiveness in improving the quality of U.S. elementary and secondary education.

The U.S. government’s expansive role in public policy is caught in a swirl of conflicting cross-currents. On the one hand, popular expectations about government’s responsibility to solve problems often exceed the capacity of state and local authorities to respond effectively. On the other hand, policies developed at the national level may not sufficiently reflect the great diversity of interests across the U.S. to be effective at the local level. Moreover, the search for effective policy is further complicated by theoretical debates about the constitutional framework of federalism, e.g., what limits on national power can be derived from the Tenth Amendment?

A policy area in the middle of these cross-currents is elementary and secondary education – a subject traditionally under local control, with some oversight by the states. However, during the last four decades – especially since 2001 – the national government’s role in education has grown significantly as a result of initiatives by Republican and Democratic administrations. Use the assigned resources to inform yourself about this role and the arguments of its supporters and critics.

Before writing your initial post, review the assigned resources. To easily access the resources from the Ashford University Library, please see the table located in the Course Materials section.

In your initial post of at least 200-250 words, briefly summarize the national government’s education policies. Explain the main pros and cons in the debate about these policies. Evaluate them from two perspectives:

 

 

  • The policies’ effectiveness in improving the quality of U.S. elementary and secondary education. (Justify your assessment by clearly explaining your definition of “effectiveness” and how it should be measured or determined.)
  • Their consistency with the constitutional framework of federalism. (Justify your assessment by clearly explaining your interpretation of American federalism’s constitutional framework and why federal education policies are or are not consistent with it.)

summarize the national government’s education policies.

The U.S. government’s expansive role in public policy is caught in a swirl of conflicting cross-currents. On the one hand, popular expectations about government’s responsibility to solve problems often exceed the capacity of state and local authorities to respond effectively. On the other hand, policies developed at the national level may not sufficiently reflect the great diversity of interests across the U.S. to be effective at the local level. Moreover, the search for effective policy is further complicated by theoretical debates about the constitutional framework of federalism, e.g., what limits on national power can be derived from the Tenth Amendment?

A policy area in the middle of these cross-currents is elementary and secondary education – a subject traditionally under local control, with some oversight by the states. However, during the last four decades – especially since 2001 – the national government’s role in education has grown significantly as a result of initiatives by Republican and Democratic administrations. Use the assigned resources to inform yourself about this role and the arguments of its supporters and critics.

Before writing your initial post, review the assigned resources. To easily access the resources from the Ashford University Library, please see the table located in the Course Materials section.

In your initial post of at least 200-250 words, briefly summarize the national government’s education policies. Explain the main pros and cons in the debate about these policies. Evaluate them from two perspectives:

 

 

  • The policies’ effectiveness in improving the quality of U.S. elementary and secondary education. (Justify your assessment by clearly explaining your definition of “effectiveness” and how it should be measured or determined.)
  • Their consistency with the constitutional framework of federalism. (Justify your assessment by clearly explaining your interpretation of American federalism’s constitutional framework and why federal education policies are or are not consistent with it.)

evaluate your representative’s performance as a representative of the people in your legislative district.

The Constitution states, “The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States…” (Art. I, Sec. 2). Contrast this with the original constitutional language for the other house of Congress, “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof for six Years…” (Art. I, Sec. 3). The phrase “chosen by the Legislature” was changed to “elected by the people” by the 17th Amendment, but not until 1912. In other words, from the beginning the House of Representatives was intended to be exactly what its name suggests –representative of the people. (Note that in 2010 the Tea Party, and some Republican politicians, called for repeal of the 17th Amendment, eliminating the popular vote for Senators. While most Republican politicians have backed away from that view, many Tea Party chapters continue to demand its repeal.)

Textbook models suggest how members of the House of Representatives may fulfill their constitutional duty to “represent” – the delegate model, the trustee model, the oversight model, and the service model. A weakness of these models is that they ignore the pervasive influence of interest groups, partisanship, and political money (campaign contributions) on the behavior of congressional reps. To what extent do these factors interfere with effective representation?

Before writing your initial post, review the assigned resources. To easily access the resources from the Ashford University Library, please see the table located in the Course Materials section.

After researching your representative by using the assigned resources, identify one important issue directly related to your rep’s committee or subcommittee work in Congress. Summarize your representative’s position on this focus issue as described on his or her website or illustrated by legislation sponsored by your rep.  Be concrete and specific.  Avoid vague generalities like “my representative is for jobs” or “my Congressman is for national security.”

With respect to this focus issue, evaluate your representative’s performance as a representative of the people in your legislative district. Justify your assessment from two perspectives:

  • How well does your rep’s position on that issue reflect your district’s likely preferences or broad interests on the issue? Support your inferences about the district with fact-based evidence – not just your opinion about the district or your rep’s position on the focus issue. Demonstrate how your rep does or does not reflect his or her constituency on this issue. Consider your rep’s committee memberships and seniority.
  • Discuss fact-based evidence about how interest groups, political party loyalty, or campaign money may influence your representative. Can these influences weaken his or her effectiveness as a true “representative” of the district? Consider whether the district is considered a “safe” seat or a competitive district. Put on your critical thinking cap to respond to this aspect of the question.

Fully respond to all parts of the question. Write in your own words. Your initial must be at least 200-250 words.