Introduction to the basic analytical categories of political science as they apply to the politics of education, including the influence of federal, state, and local governments in school policy-making, decentralization, school finance, and desegregation.
For masters students who wish to pursue an independent study or original research with a specific research focus (the topic of the study must be approved by the academic advisor for the student's program of studies.) Instructor's permission is required.
Analyzes the political underpinnings and consequences of centralization versus decentralization at various levels of governance with special but not exclusive attention to educational decision-making.
Politics in the nation's largest cities with a particular focus on educational politics and policy.
Examination of the impact of race and ethnicity on the formation and implementation of policies such as desegregation, affirmative action, bilingual education, and choice.
What have New Yorkers wanted from their schools, and how have they sought to achieve these goals? How have different communities – from Black mothers to Puerto Rican activists to queer youth to interracial coalitions of leftist teachers and many others – sought to make change in New York City schools? How did they understand the nature and operation of the city school system, and what can we learn from their perspectives? This course explores the forces that shaped inequality in the New York City public schools by focusing on the experiences, knowledges, and visions of those who criticized the system and sought to remake it to better serve their schools and their community's needs.
Selected topics in the politics of education.
For doctoral students wishing to pursue independent study or original research as they prepare for their doctoral certification examination and/or dissertation proposal. Permission required.
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.