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Education and Social Policy

Course is designed to introduce students to public policy and provide a foundation for understanding and assessing education policies in particular. Students will examine the theoretical perspectives in policy as well as examine the policy process and the institutions under which policies are formed, specifically the difference between market systems and the role of government. Fourth, the methods and tools for policy analysis, both before and after policies are implemented will be studied. Finally, students will examine the role of institutions as well as policy design. Topics may include No Child Left Behind, financial aid for higher education, tax reforms to encourage saving for college, school reform in major cities, poverty and inequality, among others.

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Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities