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Public Policy, Policy Cycle, and Policy Theories SS238 - Unit 4 Assignment: Public Policy, Policy Cycle, and Policy Theories Elizabeth Kays Purdue Global University 7/6/2021
Public Policy, Policy Cycle, and Policy Theories 2 Thesis Policies like those of Common Core State Standards Initiative and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are part of the elite theory of policymaking. Outline I. Select two specific examples of public policy from one of the following fields: a. Common Core and TANF II. For each example, explain how this public policy can be analyzed by one of the following policy theories: elite theory, group theory, and/or institutional theory. Elite theory prioritizes governing elites’ influence over the general publics’ influence in shaping policy (Kraft & Furlong, 2018). A. Common Core State Standards Initiative, Elite theory: a. Why is your chosen policy choice better than the other theories? According to Common Core FAQ (2014), in 2009 Common Core was developed by the nonprofit Achieve which was founded by business leaders, governors, and charity founders.

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