ADHD Misconception

PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

Link to your media artifact(s) giving background on the issue:

My Newsarticle: ADHD 

2. Persona and POV statement.    

Persona and POV Statement

New Persona and POV Statement

Persona: Persona nameAge: School/occupation: Location:   Quote:   About:


POV Statement:
  • User (be specific and use empathetic language, e.g., Karla, a busy and high achieving high school student…):
  • Need (identifies a need that is meaningful and includes feelings, e.g. …needs a way to feel less stress at school…):
  • Insight (incorporates your observations; often unexpected, …because there is a lot of chaos in her life and she wants to feel more calm, peace, and mindfulness in her day.):


3. Potential Solutions:

Describe three reasonable, feasible potential solutions or approaches that would help address this problem.

SOLUTION 1: On his bus, Eddie can hire a person to make sure that the children are well-behaved, walk the children across the street, and notify parents of injuries/problems.

SOLUTION 2: Eddie can have the hyper, ADHD kids sit at the front of the bus so they are close-by Eddie throughout the entirety of the bus ride.

SOLUTION 3: Eddie can ignore the kids on the bus and let them hop around and play on the bus, as kids should be able to do.


SOLUTION 1: Eric can be moved to another school that accomadates children of his nature and essentially be expelled from the bus

SOLUTION 2: The school bus can be made more into a "fun ride" then the boring old trip it is for all students. Safe games and activites can be introduced that all kids will enjoy.

SOLUTION 3: The bus driver can have an assistant on the bus that assists in ensuring that the children are held responsible for their actions.


Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

How has your service activity influenced your thinking about this proposal?

Link to your media artifact(s) giving background on the issue:



Talk directly with at least 3 real live people who have special knowledge about this topic or the impact your proposal would have, and summarize their comments. These may include people appearing in your media artifact (video, podcast, etc.).

CONSULTATION 1: I talked to my little brother about how he felt about ADHD as a kid, and he gave me some great insight as to how he felt in school prior to even knowing of his condition. He mentioned that he always felt anxious in many circumstances and attributed many of the actions he made to his ADHD.




Reaction or advice from a Topic Coordinator:

You must solicit a critique from a topic coordinator, and explain the impact that advice has had on the final draft of this proposal.


Research process:

Describe your research process — indicate who you talked to (including but not limited to consultants), what you read, what your thinking was, how it changed over time, and how your consultants changed your thinking. This description of your research process definitely could include “dead ends,” or ideas you had that didn’t ultimately bear fruit.  In short, we want to know what you did and how it led to your legislation, and we also want you to give us a window into your thought process.


Author contributions:

Please delineate--in detail--who made what contributions to the process and to the finished proposal? Who took on which responsibilities in researching ideas, drafting language, etc.?


The sections below should comprise your final proposal language, submitted for consideration by your peers and potential inclusion in the MSC Platform.

Preambulatory clauses

These set up the PROBLEM, but not the solution.

WHEREAS....23.5 million elementary and secondary school children ride the bus a day throughout the United States

WHEREAS....Students average 30 mins a trip on the bus, two times a day; nearily 400 hours a year, a bus-riding student wastes staring out the window

WHEREAS....The national school bus accident rate is 0.02 per 100 million miles traveled

WHEREAS....School children are most commonly bullied on the school bus as opposed to any other location on campus

WHEREAS....ADHD makes it difficult for many students to sit still in their seats on the bus and often times are jumping around and out of their seat

WHEREAS....There is no requirement for seat belts on any school buses in the state of Michigan

(Add more "Whereas" clauses if necessary.)

Operative clauses

These describe in detail, the solution you are proposing (not the problem itself; those should go in the "Whereas" clauses above).


1. The state of Michigan should provide a nationwide grant to re-vamp school buses to include a variety of games, activities, etc. similar to an airplane experience.

2. Additionally, breakfast will be provided on the bus ride to school to eliminate breakfast-time once the kids get to school and provide more time for learning.

3. Students will interact with engaging games that can use the addition 200 hours on a bus that are wasted for educational aspects and prevent the opportunity of bullying and jumping out of seat. 

(Add more "Resolved" clauses if necessary.)


What are three reasonable arguments against this proposal?

1. The games may not be safe for children to engage in.

2. Some people may not want to play games or eat on their way to school, introverts actually like staring out the window and being alone.

3. Students could argue that they learn all day at school and want to relax on the bus instead of learn more for another hour or so a day.

Costs and funding:

What will your proposal cost (in direct expenses, lost tax revenue, lost economic opportunity, and/or non-monetary costs)? How will you pay for your proposed legislation? Where will/could the funding for your proposal come from?  Who might object to dedicating resources to your proposal (competing interests)?  

The proposal with add an additional $20,000 of funding to each bus. The buses will not need to be replaced but rather the seats will need to be removed to provide more airplane-like seating and provide for a better student experience. The governement will collect this from tax-paying dollars that fund public schools. As for the private schools, administration will be given 2 years to collect the money for the funding of the new buses and then another 1 year to implement the changes to the buses. I do not think that many people would object to paying a few more taxes for these new buses because it is for a good cause and children will truly benefit. 


These can include websites or other information you have found about the issue.


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