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EDFOUND 341: Urban Education Issues and Policies

Use this guide also for EDFNDPRC 210-02: Intro to Education and Teaching

Government Sources

primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time of the event or issue being studied. For the purpose of this course assignment, the primary documents will likely be the original text of the policy, law or administrative code, legal case, or legislative hearing. You will find these in government documents in the library, or on government (.gov) websites. 

Key terms to search for and note while reading:

  • act
  • law
  • statute
  • legislation
  • administrative code 

photo of lawmaker signing an education bill

Baker, J. (2011, June 16). Haslam touts education agenda in Memphis, signs charter school bill. Memphis Flyer Link

Potential Policy Topics: Primary Sources

Search tip for using Google to find primary sources:

To search only websites with a .gov domain, begin your search with