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Public Policy and Education in America

MPP 646

(3 units)

This course is a study of the history of legal, financial, and philosophical policies at various levels—local, state, and federal—that impact education. This includes consideration of significant court cases, including equal opportunity efforts such as busing, with the intended and unintended results of given policy decisions. It also looks at the implications for the future of various funding arrangements including the federal government, voucher programs, and the national standards debate and technological policies that also impact education.