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Chapter 12 Government

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The Texas Supreme Court’s decision in Edgewood v. Kirby was that?
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Undue reliance upon property taxes to fund public education violated the Texas Constitution
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Which of the following statements regarding public policy in Texas is true?
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The policies of the national government influence Texas, but for the most part, large segments of public policy, such as education, infrastructure, and legal matters, are state and local matters
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Which ideology reflected the public policy agenda in Texas during the first decade of the twenty-first century?
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Conservative ideology
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The Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act of 2007
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Required Texas schools to adopt a number of policies that would protect religious speech on campus
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The debate over public education in Texas goes back to the
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Break with Mexico
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Which statement is true regarding public education throughout much of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century?
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Public education was handled privately and by local government
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Under the Gilmer-Aiken Law
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Various bureaucratic institutions were established to be responsible for public education in the state of Texas
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Under the Gilmer-Aiken Laws
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The State Board of Education was established and became the policymaking body for public education in Texas
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The three main issues that have shaped education policy in Texas during the last fifty years are?
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Funding, desegregation, and educational excellence
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Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
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Validated the Texas state-imposed racial segregation in public schools
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Under the separate but equal doctrine in the 1920’s and 1930’s, the amount of money that the state of Texas spend on black students was ______ the amount spent on white students in public schools.
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Lower than
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The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Plessy v Ferguson in
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Brown v. Board of Education
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In the Brown v. Board of Education case, segregated school districts were ordered to
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Desegregate their schools “with all due speed”
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By the late 1960’s, de facto segregation
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Was still a problem in urban public schools with a large minority population
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San Antonio v. Rodriguez dealt with
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Constitutionality of using property taxes to fund public schools
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By the late 1960’s, de facto segregation
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Was still a problem in urban public schools with a large minority population
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In Edgewood v. Kirby, the key constitutional issue was
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Whether the phrase “an efficient system of free public schools” included school financing
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A 1983 report by the National Commission on Excellence in Education was called?
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A Nation at Risk
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Among the most important findings of the 1983 report were
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Test scores were declining and functional illiteracy was increasing
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Ross Perot was appointed by Governor Mark White to chair a committee on education. As committee chair, he was particularly scornful of
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Athletic programs
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The high school graduation rates in Texas are
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Among the lowest of all fifty states
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Dropout rates in Texas are
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Highest among minorities
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The most persistent social problem facing Texas is
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Poverty
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The percentage of Texans living in poverty is approximately
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15 percent
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The generally accepted standard by which poverty is measure in the United States is the
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services poverty index
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Which statement is true regarding poverty in Texas?
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In Texas, the poverty rate among children is much higher than the rest of the United States
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The origins of modern welfare policy lie in
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President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal
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The _________ transformed the way in which the United States handled poverty and implemented welfare policy
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1935 Social Security Act
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In the 1960’s, welfare policy in Texas reflected
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A policy of minimizing the cost to Texas while maximizing the use of federal dollars
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In 1935, Congress created the Medicaid program, a state-federal program, to
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Provide health care for the poor
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Which statement is true concerning welfare in the 1980’s
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Conservatives tried to require that welfare recipients must participate in job training as a condition of receiving benefits
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During the 1980’s a growing number of critics alleged that welfare fell dramatically throughout the decade
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Were helping to create a dysfunctional underclass of people who depended upon it for survival
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The most important welfare reform legislation since the New Deal was
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The personal Responsibility and Work opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, which created bloc-grant funding for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
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The primary purpose of TANF was to
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Make families self-sufficient by ending the cycle of dependency on government benefits
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Welfare reforms are measured along which two dimensions?
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The number of people on welfare and the success of getting people in the workforce
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Since its creation, Medicaid has
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Grown large and complex, serving a variety of special interest groups
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Federal money for Medicaid programs
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Is accompanied by federal rules and regulations, which states must comply with to maintain federal funding of the program
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The single most important issue confronting Texas policy makers with regard to Medicaid is
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The cost
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One of the controversies arising out of the Medicaid Women’s Health Program in Texas involved
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The funding of abortions in state clinics paid for by Texas taxpayers who were opposed to the procedure
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Which statement is true?
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Texas leads the nation in the percentage of the residents who lack health insurance coverage
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In March 2010, Congress _________, substantially altering the nation’s healthcare system
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The Affordable Care Act
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Which statement regarding the Affordable Care Act us true?
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Congress was sharply split along party lines
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In legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court ruled that
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The tax penalizing people who failed to purchase medical insurance was constitutional
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Responding to the Supreme Court decision on national health care legislation of 2010, Governor Perry announced that
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Texas might not participate in the expanded Medicaid program
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According to a report released in July 2012 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, relative to other states, Texas is ranked _______ in health care services and delivery.
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Last
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Most of the water used in Texas comes from
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Aquifers
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Most of the water in Texas is for
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Irrigation
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Underlying water policy in Texas is
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A complicated system of private property rights
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Which statement regarding water policy in Texas is true?
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Water rights are a complicated matter balancing private property considerations and the public good
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The “law of capture” as it pertains to water policy in Texas essentially means that
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The fist person to “capture” the water by pumping it out of the ground owns it
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One important consequence of the “law of capture” concept is that it
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Encourages landowners to take as much water as possible from ground-water sources
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Two of the strategies that have been developed by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to meet the long-term needs of Texas include
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The focus on conservation and expanding and developing available surface water
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In the case of Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Burrell Day and Joel McDaniel (2012), farmers argued that
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They had the rights to the water based upon their ownership of the land above it