Learning Objectives

Readers of this chapter will be able to:

1. Explain and describe the way in which education is structured in the United States
2. Understand how US public schools have transformed from one-room schoolhouses to online learning
3. Assess the roles of various stakeholders in education policy and evaluate solutions for the future
4. Examine the major laws guiding education policy
5. Investigate how institutional actors effect education policy
6. Explore why states are the drivers of education policy
7. Investigate the impacts of a global pandemic on education