SUP-448: The Political Economy of the School

Semester: Fall

Credit: 4.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus

Faculty: Paul Peterson


Day Time Location
Term Start Date 8/31
Meet Day T/Th 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Belfer 400 Land Hall (HKS)


Identifies political and economic influences on education policy, assesses relevant policy research, and discusses the practical challenges faced by today’s education innovators.  Topics include teacher quality, collective bargaining, school size, school finance, Common Core and accountability, early childhood, charters, and vouchers. Tuesday’s session focuses on research approaches and findings; Thursday’s session discusses challenges faced by practitioners.
Course to be co-taught with Academic Visitor John White, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education.

Also offered by the Government Department as Gov 2490. Permission of instructor required for all undergraduates.

Note: Background in statistics expected.

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