Sign up For New Student Forum: Education Policy in the United States

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Sydney Lewis ’14 writes in to tell us about a new student forum, Education Policy in the United States, targeting those sociologically-intrigued Wesminds. This forum is being lead by Lewis, Andy Ribner ‘14 and Catherine Doren ‘13The class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6, with the first meeting being this Thursday. If Education Policy tickles your fancy, than this basic course description will really rev your engines: 

This forum will provide students with an understanding of education policy in the United States. Based on the interest in WeSFER (Students for Education Reform), the new Study of Education Certificate, and other education activism on campus, there seems to be a great deal of energy and interest among students interested in education. This forum will address those interests and support student activism for education reform by providing students with a strong background in education policy.

The course will focus on topics including standardized testing, school choice and the charter movement, teacher training, accountability and evaluation, early childhood education, parenting and community support for schools. Each Tuesday, a guest speaker will present a lecture pertaining to the week’s topic. While the speaker series (Tuesdays 4:30-6 in PAC 002) is open to the Wesleyan community, students enrolled in the course will be required to attend and actively participate in Q & A, having completed the assigned reading.

To find out more, attend the first class meeting (will be informational):

Date: Thursday, Sept. 6
Time: 4:30pm
Place: Albritton 004

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