Between Friday, April 6 and the deadline of Tuesday, April 10 at 10am, use this group to discuss the relative merits of proposals in terms of potential inclusion in the MSC Platform. In particular, discuss:

  • Which specific proposals are most worthy of being in the platform, and why? (Reference the rating criteria list below.)
  • In general, which issues should be the priority for students in Michigan, and which proposals best address those issues?
  • Unless you have a compelling reason to do otherwise, discuss one proposal in each posting, indicating the name of the particular proposal you are discussing in the title of your comment.


RATING CRITERIA

  • Is each part of the proposal completed in a high-quality way?
  • How well does the proposal demonstrate a solid understanding of the core issue and the “problem behind the problem”?
  • To what extent does the proposal contain high-quality supporting evidence and background information?
  • How relevant is the proposal to the needs of students of different ages and backgrounds in different parts of Michigan?
  • To what extent do the consultations add important information and non-obvious perspectives?
  • To what extent is there credible articulation of counter-arguments and challenges to potential adoption and implementation of the proposed solution?
  • To what extent does the proposed solution contain specificity and detail that shows how it could actually be implemented and paid for?
  • To what extent does the proposal demonstrate creativity and passion for the issue?

Sam and Larry's Gun Proposal

Seth Goldstein (TC)'s picture

I think that one of the best proposals created this semester was by Sam and Larry about gun control reform. Their proposal clearly lays out the gun violence issue not only in their propsectus, but in their preambulatory causes. In their prospectus they were able to demonstrate, through statistics and examples, the high rates of violence that is occurring due to guns/firearms. In addition, they clearly articulated the weak national and Michigan specific gun control laws that are in effect today, but need reform. 

stevens proposal

Haley Carpenter's picture

I found that Stevens proposal was my favorite. It is unique and attacks a very specific issue that could get worse in the future. His solutions are very rational and detailed. I believe that with past water issues in Michigan, his proposal will be taken very seriously in Lansing and that he will have a good chance of getting this passed. 

Personally, I believe Jenna...

Vanessa Krause's picture
Personally, I believe Jenna Kravitz and Jarett Terner should have their proposal presented when we go to Detroit. I think mental health is a very important topic and these two did great work to prove why that is and how the state can fix this problem. Not only will children with mental illnesses be helped, but also more families and friends will be able to help their sick patient. The health of youth and children should be at the top of the priority list when we visit Detroit. There is a lot that can be done and this group explains how the state can approach the situation.

Peterson Ianakiev's Proposal on Emphasis of STEM on K-12 Education

Tommaso Angelini's picture

Peterson Ianakiev's Proposal on the Lack of Emphasis of STEM in K-12 Education I believe that Person's proposal should be presented in Lansing. Peterson address a problem that is incredibly important, especially in the information age. Not only will there be new jobs that actually require people to create programs, but there will also be a plethora of jobs that require people to interpret data and articulate that data. STEM degrees and an emphasis on STEM at an early age is the right way to go when it comes to giving the next generation the abilities to fulfill these tasks.

Maxwell Youtie and Jacob Sokol Proposal

Mackenzie Chyatte's picture

I believe that Maxwell Youtie's and Jacob Sokol's Proposal should be presented in Lansing. Their proposed issue is easily fixable by their coherent and well thought out solution. Not only will the standardized labeling help curb food insecurity and waste, but it will also aid college students who are struggling with student debt and daily living expenses. Their ultimate solution of standardizing “best by” and “expiration” dates is at almost no cost to taxpayers or the state government.

Adriana and Tommaso's Proposal on Hunger in the State of Michigan

Peterson Ianakiev's picture

I believe that Adriana and Tommaso's proposal should be presented in Lansing on the 18th. It is a well thought-out  piece of work that strives to solve the problem of limited access to nutritional food for many individuals in Michigan. This is a structural problem that has plagued many across the state, and the United States as a whole, for a long time. 

Steven Lesha's Proposal

Jarett Terner's picture

I believe that Steven Lesha's proposal should be heard in Lansing. It is a great, outside the box idea that is extremely relevant to those living within the state of Michigan. It is the only proposal dealing with environmental quality, and I think that after the Flint Water Crisis, his proposal holds much more weight than ever before. Many across Michigan's congress will be very open to hearing proposals concerning the maintenance of Michigan's clean water supply. However, the great part about Steven's proposal is that clean water is only one of the many benefits of what he is proposing.

Austin and Andrew's Proposal on implementing the MAPS program

Luke Hoffman TC's picture

After extensively working with Austin and Andrew on their proposal, I definitely think that they should be presenting at Lansing. The opioid epidemic, a serious issue that is ruining so many people's lives, needs to make changes to either the process you receive a prescription or the method of keeping track who gets prescribed what prescriptions. Austin and Andrew decided to modify the second of the two problems and implement a program like MAPS to keep a detailed history of what prescriptions people have gotten in the past.

Sam and Larry's Gun Proposal

Seth Goldstein (TC)'s picture

I think that one of the best proposals created this semester was by Sam and Larry about gun control reform. Their proposal clearly lays out the gun violence issue not only in their propsectus, but in their preambulatory causes. In their prospectus they were able to demonstrate, through statistics and examples, the high rates of violence that is occurring due to guns/firearms. In addition, they clearly articulated the weak national and Michigan specific gun control laws that are in effect today, but need reform. 

stevens proposal

Haley Carpenter's picture

I found that Stevens proposal was my favorite. It is unique and attacks a very specific issue that could get worse in the future. His solutions are very rational and detailed. I believe that with past water issues in Michigan, his proposal will be taken very seriously in Lansing and that he will have a good chance of getting this passed. 

Personally, I believe Jenna...

Vanessa Krause's picture
Personally, I believe Jenna Kravitz and Jarett Terner should have their proposal presented when we go to Detroit. I think mental health is a very important topic and these two did great work to prove why that is and how the state can fix this problem. Not only will children with mental illnesses be helped, but also more families and friends will be able to help their sick patient. The health of youth and children should be at the top of the priority list when we visit Detroit. There is a lot that can be done and this group explains how the state can approach the situation.

Peterson Ianakiev's Proposal on Emphasis of STEM on K-12 Education

Tommaso Angelini's picture

Peterson Ianakiev's Proposal on the Lack of Emphasis of STEM in K-12 Education I believe that Person's proposal should be presented in Lansing. Peterson address a problem that is incredibly important, especially in the information age. Not only will there be new jobs that actually require people to create programs, but there will also be a plethora of jobs that require people to interpret data and articulate that data. STEM degrees and an emphasis on STEM at an early age is the right way to go when it comes to giving the next generation the abilities to fulfill these tasks.

Maxwell Youtie and Jacob Sokol Proposal

Mackenzie Chyatte's picture

I believe that Maxwell Youtie's and Jacob Sokol's Proposal should be presented in Lansing. Their proposed issue is easily fixable by their coherent and well thought out solution. Not only will the standardized labeling help curb food insecurity and waste, but it will also aid college students who are struggling with student debt and daily living expenses. Their ultimate solution of standardizing “best by” and “expiration” dates is at almost no cost to taxpayers or the state government.

Adriana and Tommaso's Proposal on Hunger in the State of Michigan

Peterson Ianakiev's picture

I believe that Adriana and Tommaso's proposal should be presented in Lansing on the 18th. It is a well thought-out  piece of work that strives to solve the problem of limited access to nutritional food for many individuals in Michigan. This is a structural problem that has plagued many across the state, and the United States as a whole, for a long time. 

Steven Lesha's Proposal

Jarett Terner's picture

I believe that Steven Lesha's proposal should be heard in Lansing. It is a great, outside the box idea that is extremely relevant to those living within the state of Michigan. It is the only proposal dealing with environmental quality, and I think that after the Flint Water Crisis, his proposal holds much more weight than ever before. Many across Michigan's congress will be very open to hearing proposals concerning the maintenance of Michigan's clean water supply. However, the great part about Steven's proposal is that clean water is only one of the many benefits of what he is proposing.

Austin and Andrew's Proposal on implementing the MAPS program

Luke Hoffman TC's picture

After extensively working with Austin and Andrew on their proposal, I definitely think that they should be presenting at Lansing. The opioid epidemic, a serious issue that is ruining so many people's lives, needs to make changes to either the process you receive a prescription or the method of keeping track who gets prescribed what prescriptions. Austin and Andrew decided to modify the second of the two problems and implement a program like MAPS to keep a detailed history of what prescriptions people have gotten in the past.

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