This report shares the results of 18 focus groups conducted in 7 cities with diverse groups of politically engaged people around the United States. This research shows that Americans generally understand the education system as “failing” but lack an organized understanding of the way the system functions or how it may be improved. A key impediment to education reform is the lack of agency that is evident in these discussions.
Culture Wars and Common Ground Framing a way forward
Understanding the cultural mindsets that guide public thinking and discourse--and how these mindsets are changing--can help us get a better grasp on the causes of and solution to culture war...
Framing and change: Using Communications as a Tool for Social Change
Framing can be used to more effectively advance ideas and open the public discourse to new solutions. Social science research is at the core of effective framing--the question of how best to frame...
More Common Sense, Less Ideology: Modern Communications Lessons from the Critical Race Theory Debates
Being smart and “right” is getting in the way of moving hearts and minds towards positive social change.