Student Loan Debt
Birk an Mix s perspectives and value orientations matter because much of the public policy process is argumentation. With these presumptions as consistent themes of the course and of our discussions, your final exam is detailed below.
Using student loan debt as a policy topic, discuss how this policy issue might be understood or addressed differently based on the three different roles of a policy ‘analyst.
From a policy perspective there are a multitude of components to this crisis, so pick an angle or two and use that as your lever of discussion.
Discuss how of each of the three roles Birkland mentions might address the following:
The inclusion and exclusion of evidence (whose is included and whose is riot; and perhaps those different types of evidence and why)
Responsibility to client (who might that be for each role, think comprehensively)
Ultimately, how does the particular role of the analyst matter in terms of their argumentation and the analysis produced?
As space allows, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each role and work to incorporate ideas, discussion points, readings, or concepts from P53280.
Clearly identify which role you are addressing and also which component of the questions you are addressing.