Urban Education Policy and the Politics of Reform|
Spring 2023 not offered
This course examines enduring issues embedded in the policy and politics of urban education reform. This course will introduce students to a broad range of education reform strategies, such as market-based approaches to education, state takeover of school districts, and enhancing school, family, and community partnerships. Additionally, we will examine the political dynamics that propel reform efforts. This course conceptualizes urban as a geographic location and as a specific set of issues associated with urban environments. Although we will primarily focus on the policy and politics of education reforms within the context of urban centers across the United States, students will have opportunities to apply their knowledge to a wide range of contexts. This course fulfills the Category 2 requirement of the Education Studies Major and Minor.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(EDST-MN)(EDST)
Ewing, E. L. (2018). Ghosts in the schoolyard: Racism and school closings on Chicago's South Side. University of Chicago Press.
Holme, J.J., & Finnigan, K. (2018). Striving in common: A regional equity framework for urban schools. Harvard Education Press.
Kafka, J. (2011). The history of ┐zero tolerance┐ in American public schooling. Springer.
Quinn, R. (2020). Class action: Desegregation and diversity in San Francisco schools. University of Minnesota Press.
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Critical reading responses
Policy research project
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