ShotSpotter, E-scooters, Targeting and More

Posted on April 17, 2024

Community Schools Resolution: 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 Community Schools Resolution can be adjusted to apply to states, cities, counties, towns or school boards.

Targeting the persuadables: People commonly say: “Nothing can persuade MAGA voters; they believe what they want to believe.” That is mostly true but, also, mostly irrelevant. We can save this country by winning over persuadable Americans. For more, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Three Rules of Persuasion: They are: start in agreement with your audience, use values to frame the debate, and show listeners how they benefit. For this PLI podcast, click here.

Is ShotSpotter a boondoggle? More and more reports are questioning whether ShotSpotter is cost-effective or even dangerous. In Chicago, the Mayor cancelled their SpotShotter contract while Council Members disagreed.

Are e-scooters sustainable? Some studies find that e-scooters do not benefit the environment while others show that they are unsafe for riders, explains an article in Grist.

Update about 2024 Abortion Rights Ballot Initiatives: There are eleven states with a good chance of having an abortion rights ballot initiative on the 2024 ballot. Read about it in our latest Repro Rights Report.