Public policy is the area of civics that deals with decisions about the government’s
priorities for its activities and for public services.
For example, the United States has policies to provide free public education
to all citizens, national parks, an interstate highway system, and humanitarian
aid to other nations when necessary.
Those policies are implemented through specific legislation.
Legislators and government leaders spend a great deal of time debating what policies
to implement and what the details will be.
These are the issues that most directly affect all of us.
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