IdeaLog

The Importance of Non-Verbal Persuasion

Posted on September 11, 2018

How do you spend most of your time when preparing to give a speech? If you are like most advocates and policymakers we’ve worked with, your answer is content or the words. You might even think the...

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The Subminimum Wage for Tipped Workers is a Scam

Posted on August 29, 2018

Everyone is familiar with the minimum wage, and most policy advocates understand that there exists a much lower minimum wage for tipped employees. Normally, policymakers consider the issue from the viewpoint of the tipped...

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Five logical fallacies often used in political and policy debate

Posted on August 15, 2018

Progressives have gotten so used to hearing bald-faced political lies that perhaps we have become a little less ready to recognize rhetorical tricks. Let us consider five of the most common informal logical fallacies—arguments...

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PLI Bulletin

Community Schools, Non-Verbal Persuasion, Teacher Pay and More

Posted on September 12, 2018

Resolution in Support of Community Schools: This resolution promotes community schools as a way to improve student achievement by providing services and programs that address out-of-school barriers to learning. The Resolution in Support of...

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Sex Education Act, Talking Environmental Issues, Legislative Review 2018 and More

Posted on August 30, 2018

Medically-Accurate Sex Education Act: As students return to classes, many are being mistaught “abstinence only.” Medically accurate sexuality education has been proven to help youth delay the onset of sexual activity, reduce the number...

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Felony Threshold, Logical Fallacies, Gun Safety and More

Posted on August 16, 2018

Felony Threshold Reform Act: Felony theft is distinguished from misdemeanor theft by a monetary value. If the item stolen is worth more than, say $500, the crime is a felony while taking an item...

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In the News

Community Schools Playbook

Posted on September 12, 2018

Around the country, educators, grassroots organizations, and policymakers are advancing comprehensive community schools as a powerful evidenced-based equity strategy. Together, they’re creating high-performing schools that serve as centers of community life, where educators, families,...

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PLI in Rewire on Justice Kennedy’s retirement

Posted on June 29, 2018

Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Could Leave Abortion Rights Up to State Lawmakers Jun 29, 2018  Lauren Holter U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement could mean the end of Roe v. Wade if President Donald Trump holds true...

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PLI quoted on Justice Kennedy’s retirement

Posted on June 29, 2018

Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Could Have Big Implications For Abortion Rights In Texas By ASHLEY LOPEZ • JUN 28, 2018 Abortion rights advocates in Texas say the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy raises the stakes for...

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