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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

EDUC 29 Policy and Politics in American Education

What is the purpose of education? Is it the same for all people? How do we educate children and to what end? Who decides? Can the private sector do this better than the public sector? In this course, we examine critical questions posed by contemporary conflicts about the goals and means of education, as well as what race, class and power have to do with how these conflicts are resolved. The course will use educational research and the language of politics and economics to analyze a series of case studies and/or policy challenges related to school funding, the origins of inequality in school outcomes, desegregation, charters/market models of reform, test-based accountability and teacher policy. Open to all classes.

Distributive and/or World Culture


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Not offered in the period from 17X through 18S