Using economic principles to analyze K-12 education, beginning with an examination of the demand for education, both by the private and the public sector. Consideration of the production and supply and cost of education. New ways of driving performance and providing choice to students. The class is run as a seminar in which we discuss the content of the assignedreadings. Class time will be used to apply findings from the readings to make recommendation that are empirically and theoretically justified on economic grounds for achieving high performance of students in large urban areas.