Discourses of the OERI Request for Proposals
All proposals submitted to OERI for character education funding were produced in dialogue with the Request for Proposals (RFP; see Appendix 9.1) and the Partnerships in Character Education Pilot Project Program description (see Appendix 9.2) issued by OERI. In order to be funded, proposals needed to be conversant with the specific requirements and the discourses called for in these documents. We next analyze the congressional discussion through which the OERI documents were produced and the conversational turns provided by OERI. We then review the discourses embedded in the RFP in relation to the political landscape in which it was produced.