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Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: PA                                     Course Number: 301                                    
Course Title: Education Policy
Subject: Public Administration
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course examines public policy decision-making in education at the local, state, and national levels and its impact on educational institutions, students, parents, and the community. It will analyze the past and current educational policies in the context of positive and negative effects of specific segments of the population, as well as future or alternative educational/institutional policies and practices that support the achievement of diverse students. Students will not only analyze intended consequences, but unintended consequences as well, in the hopes of providing effective feedback to policymakers and community representatives. This course will also analyze the spillover effects that educational politics have for urban communities.

Prerequisite: PA 103; ENGL 150.
  
Start Date:    01/28/2010                         End Date: