EDUC 3014 - URBAN SCHOOLS, LAW, & SOCIAL POLICY
This course examines the evolution of education laws and policies in the U.S., as well as their influence on school reform efforts, both pre- and post-Brown v. Board of Education, while also examining current empirical research on important topics in educational policy today. In this course, students examine the intersections of law and social policy in the context of contemporary education issues, including finance reform, accountability, school choice, and diversity plans. This course will also examine the effectiveness of specific social policy interventions (e.g., health care reforms, housing vouchers, income transfers, promise neighborhoods, expanded Pre-K) in lowering barriers to academic success in urban areas.
Recent and Upcoming Instructors
Dana Ninnette Thompson Dorsey