Provides an introduction to K-12 education policy, policy processes, and school governance in the United States. We will examine the multiple and sometimes conflicting goals that animate education debates and the various lenses and conceptual tools that can help us understand the contested terrain of education policy. In this course, students learn the vari ous ways policies and educational systems fight or perpetuate education inequity. The course will emphasize a critical analysis of these educat ional inequities and the different policy solutions that have been implemented to respond to these inequities. We will analyze and understand the diverse approaches to solving education challenges and their impact onmarginalized communities. Using role-play with classmates and professionals, students will explore real case studies and challenges in K-12 education policy.