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POLI 1201 Politics of Educational Reform (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines the political forces, institutions and policy issues that influence public education reform efforts in America. Topics include: local governance and machine politics, roots and impact of federal involvement, organized labor's role, reform groups and other outside actors (non-profits, for profits, foundations), current debates over standards-based reform, parent and student rights and responsibilities, civic capacity and community voice, school choice and competition, implementation challenges, and emerging trends in school governance and educational approaches.

Instructor(s): Gigi Georges

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17