SOC 320 week 2 Discussion

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated._x000D_
Problem Identification and Agenda Setting_x000D_
The readings this week examine the topics of problem identification and agenda setting in the policy process. In addition to the text book chapters, read The Process: Policy Development (Links to an external site.) and review The Public Policy Process (Links to an external site.). Use the required resources to address the following: _x000D_
Explain the problem identification and agenda setting stages of the policy process…_x000D_
What is agenda setting? Who is responsible for agenda setting in the public policy process? Be sure that you provide a thorough discussion of the process whereby a problem ultimately ends up on an agenda to be discussed._x000D_
Discuss the agenda setting process as it relates to education in particular. Be sure to address how education came to be identified as a problem and what led to its gaining enough attention so as to bring it on to the agenda. Be sure to address who was involved and what were their roles? _x000D_
There are several recommended resources that can assist you with this part of the discussion._x000D_
Your initial post should be at least 300 words in length. Support your points with scholarly references, appropriate citations, and full references at the conclusion of your post. Cite your sources in APA format. Review several of your classmates’ posts, and then, provide a substantive response to at least two of your classmates by Day 7.

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