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Mini-Course IV: School Choice
About this Course
This is the fourth in a sequence of four mini-courses, releasing on February 9th, 2015. This mini-course focuses on alternatives to public schools in the United States.
There has been a rapid expansion of school choice in U.S. education. Charter schools now serve over five percent of the public school population, voucher programs have been introduced in many states, and digital education has captured the attention of educators across the country. What is the theoretical basis for these innovations? How effective are the early initiatives? How do parents decide what is best for their children? And how do all of these options affect the students who remain in traditional public schools?
With the help of several scholars and participants in these new ventures, we will discuss the ways in which these school choice initiatives are re-shaping U. S. education.
The mini-course contains five lectures, with most lectures divided into three videos. The mini-courses also include assigned readings, discussion forums, and assessments.
Enroll in Saving Schools: History, Politics, and Policy in U.S. Education, Mini-Course IV: School Choice from Harvardx at https://www.edx.org/course/sav....ing-schools-history-