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Fall 2013-2014
WWS 387 (SA)   na, npdf

Education Policy in the United States

Nathan B. Scovronick

This course will consider some of the major issues in education policy, with particular focus on attempts to secure equal educational opportunity. It will include discussions of desegregation and resource equity, education for immigrants and the handicapped, school choice and school reform.

Sample reading list:
Rouse & Barrow, Equalizing Opportunity or Replicating the Status Quo?
Kearney, Intergenerational Mobility for Women and Minorities
Henig, The Nature and Extent of School Choice
Ravith, The Death and Life of the Great American School System
Levin, The Economic Payoff to Investing in Educational Justice

Reading/Writing assignments:
150 pages of reading per week

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 10%
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 40%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Reserved Seats:
Open to WWS Concentrators Only 15

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23317 S01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th   Robertson Hall   005   Enrolled:20 Limit:20 Closed