EFOP 3315 - EDUCATION POLITICS: POWER AND INEQUALITY IN K12 EDUCATION SYSTEMS
This course examines the political systems that maintain inequality in U.S. primary and secondary schools, including the creation of rights, agenda setting, and policy solutions. The course also examines the ways in way various policy solutions that are intended to mitigate inequality have succeeded and failed (e.g., school finance reform, standards-based reform, "desegregation"). We study the politics of inequality in the context of primary and secondary schools. The goal of the course is to answer the following questions: (1) What are the political origins of U.S. systems that promote educational inequality? (2) What US systems contribute to educational inequality in K12 schools? (3) What changes can be made to systems to either mitigate inequality or promote inequality?