What is Political Compromise?

Political Compromise is one of the program areas within MYIG available to middle school delegates. In Political Compromise (P.C.) students rotate between meetings with their interest groups, committees and general assembly. The goal is for the students, who have different priorities, to agree on one policy by the end of the experience. This is called the Political Compromise Resolution for Action. They use parliamentary procedure to guide their discussion along with practicing civil discourse skills.

Interest Groups have a specific stance on the topic area. Students start by meeting in their interest groups to create a list of priorities they want to see as a part of the final policy.

Committee Meetings are where a mix of students from all three interest groups meet and discuss their different priorities. They propose and pass recommendations to be discussed at the general assembly to possibly be added into the final policy.

General Assembly is where all students meet together and discuss the recommendations from each committee, then vote on whether they should be added to the final policy or not.

Learn more about the procedures in the Political Compromise Program Guide and the 2022 Research Guide

2022 Political Compromise Topic

Should schools in the state of Michigan be able to discipline students based on social media posts?

2022 Interest Groups

  • Citizens for Freedom of Speech (CFS)
  • Social Media Education Alliance (SMA)
  • Coalition for School Safety (CSS)

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