Through this course, students will be able to develop a deeper understanding of politics of the education system here in the United States. Beginning with a foundation focused on the history of public education, students will think critically about how past and present are inextricably linked. Building on this historical foundation, the course will explore systems of inequality that affect our school systems on a daily basis. Along with our analysis, we will identify various methods and practices to improve outcomes in education for all students. Topics will include re/de/segregation, educational debt, school choice, cultural competency, and connections to higher education. The concluding goal of the course is for students to simulate stakeholders in the education field and develop an action plan that can address issues discussed using knowledge and resources gained from the course.