For the public to engage meaningfully in discussions over major education policy shifts, they need help from policy communicators. Lacking a concrete sense of education as a system – and focusing primarily on the visible agents in education (teachers, students, and parents) – it can be difficult for the public to grapple with nuanced policies such as Title I funding or competing proposals for redesigning federal rules for state assessment 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.