This study was designed to gain an understanding of how major and select local media cover the ongoing debates over education reform. Relevant stories about reforms aimed at the pre-K through high school years from June 1, 2007, through July 31, 2008 were examined. Researchers found that education reform is typically covered as a local issue where the goal of improved student achievement is juxtaposed against the chronic resource constraints of local school systems.
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.