This text presents a thematic approach with abundant pedagogy to help students learn the material. A strong participation theme makes use of vignettes and examples to highlight individuals who have made a difference in Texas politics and helps to emphasize the positive impact dedicated citizens can have on the political process. A second theme focuses on Texas as compared to other 'megastates'alarge, urbanized industrial states such as California, New York, and Florida. Join the Debate features address key debates in Texas politics. Every chapter ends with a Test Review and Critical Thinking Questions, plus a list of Suggested Readings. Texas in Content boxes detail the Texas v. other 'megastates' comparison on relevant issues such as judicial selection, changes in crime rate, poverty rates, level of education, union membership, and gubernatorial powers.National Assessment of Educational Progress: 8th grade Math and Reading Results 2003, National Center for Educational ... aquot;The State of School Dropouts in Texas Public High Schools, aquot; Roy Johnson, Intercultural Development Researchanbsp;...
|Author||:||Willard B. Stouffer, Jr., David M. Billeaux, Jose Angel Gutierrez|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin College Division - 2004-12|