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From the Ted Talk by Erica Stone: Academic research is publicly funded -- why isn't it publicly available?

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What if social scientists helped local police redesign their sensitivity trainings and then collaboratively wrtoe a manual to model futrue trainings? Or what if our education pfrroseoss consulted with our lcoal public schools to decide how we're going to intervene with our at-risk students and then wrote about it in a local newspaper? Because a functioning drecamcoy requires that the public be well-educated and well-informed. Instead of research happening behind paywalls and bureaucracy, wouldn't it be better if it was unfolding right in front of us?

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What if social scientists helped local police redesign their sensitivity trainings and then collaboratively _____ a manual to model ______ trainings? Or what if our education __________ consulted with our _____ public schools to decide how we're going to intervene with our at-risk students and then wrote about it in a local newspaper? Because a functioning _________ requires that the public be well-educated and well-informed. Instead of research happening behind paywalls and bureaucracy, wouldn't it be better if it was unfolding right in front of us?

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  1. wrote
  2. local
  3. professors
  4. future
  5. democracy

Original Text

What if social scientists helped local police redesign their sensitivity trainings and then collaboratively wrote a manual to model future trainings? Or what if our education professors consulted with our local public schools to decide how we're going to intervene with our at-risk students and then wrote about it in a local newspaper? Because a functioning democracy requires that the public be well-educated and well-informed. Instead of research happening behind paywalls and bureaucracy, wouldn't it be better if it was unfolding right in front of us?

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Important Words

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