Â If you were to see either visual, which would convince you more regarding the argument? Why?Â Â
For todays topic I selected two visuals to support and oppose increased education spending in the U.S. Â
How does this visual support the argument and claims?Â
The visual supports the argument and claims, because it provides a Â visual for the lack of funds available to public schools. From one Â perspective, it highlights how a small piece of public funds is allotted Â for education. The pie does not state whether its state or federal Â funding. Therefor, it could be assumed that this political cartoon could Â be used in support for an increase in spending from both governments. Â From another perspective the visual could be used to emphasize how Â schools are expected to rely on proceeds from bake sales to cover any Â underfunded school expenses.
Who is the targeted audience? Think about where this visual was first published to consider who the audience is.
What would this visual mean to this particular audience?Â
The visual was intended for readers of Florida Today, but was posted Â to the Horace Mann League of the USA website. This organization was Â founded in 1922 to support public education. Hence, it could be assumed Â that readers of this website would think this cartoon supports their Â views that schools need more money.
Is there any background information that can help you understand Â the visual and the circumstances in which the visual is communicating?Â
Failing public education standards has been a continuous topic for Â the state of Florida; so itâ€™s understandable why a political cartoon Â made in 2010 would be still applicable 13 years later. I think itâ€™s Â important to consider that Florida is ranked 41 in public education, 42 Â in student success, 32 in student safety and school quality out of all Â 50 states (schoolaroo, 2023).
What is the main goal of the visual?Â
What is the visual trying to communicate to the audience and why?Â
The visual is meant to convince readers to be concerned about public Â education spending. It does a good job of showcasing how educators are Â tasked with stretching already slim funds to various educational needs Â across learning institutions.
enre and Medium:
Both the genre and medium are created. The genre refers to the Â category of a visual. The medium refers to how it was distributed.
What is the genre of the visual?Â
What is the medium of the visual?Â
The genre is a political cartoon. The medium was electronic.