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Michigan Student Caucus Proposal Template for  Summers-Knoll Students 2019 Part 1: BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH PROCESS  due Oct 22 Context


  1. What is a current bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal? Use the legislative database found here:

  2. How would this bill make a difference in the lives of students across Michigan?

There really aren't any bills that have not already been passed however this bill makes so ONLY algorithms can handle your information

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

Well realizing that in reality there are billions of people that log in to youtube and use google as a search engine basically making that no one company using humans could sort your data, and only algorithms could, thus making everyone's concern invalid because no one was seeing there info.

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


Research process


  1. To whom did you talk about this issue to learn more?


  1. What did you initially think about your topic and how did your thinking change over time?

My hypothesis was that cookies where harmless and it was mostly fear mongering that made the scary. I was right.

  1. What was the most significant article/video/report/website that you used and how did it impact your research?

I hoped around sources and never used one source


Part 2: FORMAL PROPOSAL due Oct 29 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 news needs to fear monger because it’s a dying business and they need to milk it dry and the next “big giant oh no” is cookies, Facebook, and Mark Zuckerberg, which is blown out of proportion, so much so that they dance into the realm of fiction

WHEREAS.... The problem is people being misinformed. People often think that cookies store your data and people look at them and think “This person would go well with this ad” but when you actually look into it, it’s really just algorithms talking to algorithms. 

Whereas no one can actually access your data, only algorithms can. It’s often brought up that people can access your data but on one can only algorithms can.

people aren’t educated about cookies

people think cookies allow people to know your personal information but they don’t. 

(Add more "Whereas" clauses if necessary.)

main themes:

1. news headlines are fear mongering.  This one really gets me are you ready “Is facebook SELLING you information!” that a real title.

2. people read headlines, blindly accept them, and get scared

3. people don’t know how cookies work so they think their personal info is being shared everywhere

Operative clauses

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


1. There will be public education for cookies and how they work.

2. In some magical universe there will be no more fear mongering


(Add more "Resolved" clauses if necessary.)


What are three reasonable arguments against this proposal?

1. “It’s not the schools job to teach them”



Costs and funding:
  1. What are some costs associated with your proposal? 

There's not a hole lot of costs really all you would need would to have a guest speaker come every year for 1 hour.

  1. How will you pay for your proposed bill? From what sources could the funding come?


  1. Who (people or groups) might object to funding your proposal?





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