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EDU 201J Topic: City Kids, City Schools

Course Description: This course examines recent reforms in urban education and their impact on teachers, students, and the community. Members of the class will examine the politics of urban education and the impact of high-stakes testing on urban schools. In addition, they will engage in study of the social context of urban students’ lives and the impact that context has on what students bring to and expect of urban schools and teachers. The course combines readings, online dialogue and attendance at the School of Education Distinguished Speakers’ Series.


3 credits