Public education in America is a multi-billion dollar business that represents the largest responsibility of most state and local governments, with major federal government and private sector engagement as well. Heightened expectations to prepare students better for life after school, persistent equity gaps, and long-standing funding challenges have led to vigorous debates across the nation about how best to reform public education. The pandemic has added extraordinary challenges and inequitable impacts, with policymakers at the federal, state, and local level engaging vigorously to shape the response. How can policymakers best improve the system for children and families?
Join us for an exclusive Schar School experience in this sample class, Politics of American Education - Latest Chapters, taught by Professor Anne Holton who is the former Secretary of Education of Virginia and served as the interim President of George Mason University from 2019-2020. She teaches courses on education policy, social welfare policy, and urban policy. Professor Holton brings to this class her perspective as former Virginia Secretary of Education and current Board of Education member, as well as her extensive experience at the intersection of education and politics nationally.
This sample class is open to all prospective graduate students and admitted undergraduate students.
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