To get full credit for this Discussion Board, students must:
· Submit an initial post addressing questions 1 and 2 below
· Finish the initial post with an open-ended question for the class
· Use standard English grammar and spelling
Topic In a democratic nation, people vote for policy changes and government officials. On many occasions, new policies regard the environment, health, and education; additionally, politicians campaign using these policies as supportive or weakening arguments to be elected or re-elected.
1. Most people are not scientifically literate; should they still be allowed to vote? Explain your answer.
2. What measures would you consider ethical and moral, if any, to ensure that the voting public is educated to cast their votes based on the correct interpretation of factual data instead of the influence of fake news? Explain the rationale for your proposed measures.
3. Ask an open-ended question to your classmates on the topic of this discussion or a closely related topic.
An initial post that clearly shows that the student has researched to answer all three questions.
1. Relevant information supports the answers
2. Includes references
3. The student provides a thoughtful response to a classmate’s open-ended question.