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Making Civics Real Workshop 3: Public Policy & the Federal Budget  
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Teacher Perspectives: Challenges for students

Leslie Martin: I think the most challenging aspect for the students will be the breadth and the depth of what I’m asking them to do. I want them to understand how encompassing and influential the budget that the President submits to Congress is. There are hundreds and hundreds of agencies that are funded by the government, some doing work with social issues, some doing defense work, some doing free trade, some dealing with people in prison. Every one of these is an important part of government, particularly as a reflection of society. I want them to understand how much it affects their life on a daily basis.


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