Education Reform in the US: Theories of Change

This course will engage students in a critical conversation guiding the work of education reform in the United States. The content will center on the complexity of the myriad systems that impact educational opportunities and outcomes, from economic policy to employment, housing to transportation, parenting to early education, access to healthcare and healthy choices, criminal activity and neighborhood safety, exposure to violence and environmental toxins. Students will explore the complexity of changing individual behavior and social systems, by examining the interactions between all of the forces at play in urban environments.