UT Dallas 2019 Undergraduate Catalog

PSCI4382 - Education Policy and the Politics of Education

PSCI 4382 Education Policy and the Politics of Education (3 semester credit hours) Access to education and education attainment have huge impacts on the lives of individuals and aggregate social outcomes. Education in turn is affected by public policies at all levels of government which often are the subject of fierce political debate. We will examine the education system in the United States at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels, the public policies shaping that system, and the politics underlying various policy debates. Readings and class discussions will include general overviews as well as vigorous arguments by proponents of different views. (3-0) R