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  Workshop 3: Public Policy & the Federal Budget  
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Teacher Perspectives: How you know the lesson is working

Leslie Martin: I think I will know that the lesson is on track when I see one of several different types of indicators. [One is] when I see a student saying, “I really think that we need to put more money there but I can’t because I already have money in this other bucket.” A second indicator is when students are working together and one says, “You know what? Let’s take a little money out of the defense budget and put it over there because if we increase free trade maybe we won’t need so much defense.” Student realization and students teaching each other are indicators for me that they’re really getting the process.


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