Middlebury

SOCI 0351

Education and Social Policy

Education and Social Policy
School choice programs like charter and magnet schools are dramatically altering the educational landscape in the United States. In this course we will examine the premise that we can overcome the challenges of children living in poor neighborhoods by severing the traditional link between neighborhoods and schools and by providing access to extralocal high-quality schools. But who gets to exercise such choice? Does school choice result in better educational outcomes? We will also explore the relationship between school and neighborhood inequality. How do these two contexts work together to reproduce, intensify, or ameliorate spatial and educational inequities? (formerly SOAN 0351) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Sociology
Department:
Sociology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR NOR SOC
Equivalent Courses:
ANTH 0351
EDST 0351 *

Sections

Spring 2020

SOCI0351A-S20 Lecture (Tran)