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6322. Economics of Education Reform

Also offered as: PP 5337

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examines a number of prominent education reform strategies, using economics as a lens through which to understand the motivations for and potential impacts of each. Economics enables us to focus on the incentives created by these policies, allowing us to predict their intended and unintended consequences. We will utilize this framework throughout the course as we read about and evaluate the effectiveness of various educational interventions and policy reforms. Topics include (among others): class size reduction, teacher quality and teacher certification, merit pay, school accountability, school choice, school finance reform, early childhood education, and topics in higher education.


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Term Class Number Campus Instruction Mode Instructor Section Session Schedule Enrollment Location Credits Grading Basis Notes
Spring 2024 10613 Storrs In Person Dougherty, Shaun 001 Reg Mo 12:30pm‑3:00pm
5/12 GENT 201 3.00 Graded