PAD 500 Week 3 Assignment 1 – Public Administration ‒ The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
The purpose of the assignments is to introduce students to the field of public administration and nonprofit organizations by identifying and analyzing the challenges a public administrator faces in a dynamic organizational and politicial environment. Each assignment builds upon the previous assignment allowing the student to gradually develop an understanding of how public administration and its policies are addressed on all levels of government.
For this assignment, you will use the readings and e-Activities from Weeks 1 through 3.
In this first assignment, you will select a policy issue and evaluate its impact. Select one (1) issue of interest from the White House Issues Page, located at http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
- Develop a brief overview (i.e., no more than one  paragraph) of the selected issue.
- Recommend one (1) type of public policy out of the four (4) mentioned within the text and develop a reasoning as to why this policy supports the issue that you have selected. Provide a rationale for your response.