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Dunn’s Civics > Dunn

Part 2 - Grade 9 - College

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Building civic consciousness among students.


Grade 9 through college: establish a public service role for students in the oversight of Federal Agencies. 

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Our expectations of transparency in government have changed. A window between the people and their government will no longer suffice. We need to reach through that window. Observation is fine, but participation is key. This is precisely the reason for President Obama’s Open Government Initiative...

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...using Web 2.0 to take the lid off Washington... 

 Christine Daniloff

Christine Daniloff

...so that we can harness our collective brainpower to turn Washington into...

 Christine Daniloff

Christine Daniloff


...Government 2.0

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America's regulatory structure has been weakened, functionally and organizationally. 

From financial markets through the work place to the kitchen table and play room, we have lost control of the agencies we have taken for granted and permitted corporatism to manipulate at will.

It will be the student’s task to help remedy this situation by scrutinizing ONE regulatory agency: it's lobbyists, Congressional oversight committees and budget process and reporting on this on a weekly - or even daily - basis.

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An example of a regulatory agency students might scrutinize is the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), drilling down to its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and then further down into its Animal Welfare section, which has recently developed an expanded Animal Care Information System (ACIS).  


An example of a regulatory agency students might scrutinize is the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), drilling down to its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and then further down into its Animal Welfare section, which has recently developed an expanded Animal Care Information System (ACIS).  

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