Video and Multimedia

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    How State Budgets are Breaking U.S. Schools. America's school systems are funded by the 50 states. In this fiery talk, Bill Gates says that state budgets are riddled with accounting tricks that disguise the true cost of health care and pensions and weighted with worsening deficits — with the financing of education at the losing end.
  • Women Political Candidates
    Susannah Shakow talked about why women should run for political office, and how she encourages them to do so. Professor Fox talked about his research into why more women do not run for political office. This was the opening portion of a “Women In Politics” Symposium held at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University

Web Resource

    A comprehensive and searchable database of state-level information (requires subscription).
    U.S. Bureau of the Census Web site that lists state rankings on population, per capita income, employment, poverty, and other social and economic indexes.
    Web site of the Council of State Governments (CSG), an organization that represents elected and appointed officials in all three branches of state government. Publishes on a wide variety of topics and issues relevant to state politics and policy.