This course will introduce students to the historical, cultural,
and philosophical foundations of our American public education system.
Students will reflect upon and critique their own educational experiences as
well as articulate their own beliefs and values about teaching, learning, and
schooling. Students will also examine current and historical roles,
expectations, stereotypes, and characterizations that define teaching as a
profession. Additionally, students will learn about the achievement gap and
the school to prison pipeline and brainstorm solutions to combat these issues.