Course Info

Browse the Course Catalog Course Search

Course Info for PBPL - 817 - 90, Summer 2024
Class number: 1025 Title: Education and Immigration Department: Public Policy & Law
Career: Graduate Component: Seminar Session: First Quarter
Instructor's Permission Required: Yes Grading Basis: Graded Units: 1.00
Enrollment limited to 5 Current enrollment: 6 Available seats: 0
Start date: Monday, May 20, 2024 End date: Friday, June 21, 2024 Mode of Instruction: Remote
Schedule: MW: 6:00PM-9:15PM, N/A Instructor(s): Chambers, Stefanie
Prerequisite(s): None
Distribution Requirement: Meets Social Sciences Requirement
Course Description:
This course is designed to introduce students to urban educational policy, with particular focus on the major issues and challenges facing urban and suburban policymakers. After a brief overview of the shape and history of the American school system, we will move toward considering a variety of different perspectives on why it has proven so difficult to improve America's schools. We will examine standards-based, market-driven, professionally-led and networked models of reform, looking at their theories of change, implementation challenges, and the critiques leveled against these approaches. We will examine a variety of recent reform efforts at both the federal and state levels. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which immigration and educational policy interact.