This course examines K-Higher Education policy as a site of struggle. Students will develop a working knowledge of the policy landscape on the federal, state, and local levels and use this knowledge to examine the relationship between policy, power, and practice. The course will examine a range of current policy topics, potentially including school finance, issues of adequacy and equity, standards based reform, assessment and accountability, bilingual education, school choice, early childhood education, special education, desegregation, and teacher quality and compensation. Drawing primarily from a critical policy studies framework, students will examine education policies and develop strategies and projects that would support, critique and transform extant policies.