Political Goals of Public Schooling
The Public Nature of Schooling
Because public schooling is, well, public, it constantly serves as a site of conflict because private individuals or groups often attempt to impose their ideological views and expectations on their schools. Based on your own experiences, think about such conflicts that occurred in your (or a friend's) school.
Constitutional Issue: First Amendment
Should Intelligent Design be Taught in Science Classes Along with Evolution?
Is Intelligent Design (a relabeling of Creationism) scientific?
The Politics of Textbook Publishing
Textbooks are very political relics for what they contain or do not contain, the perspectives they give, the language and symbols used, and the ideological biases that are explicitly or implicitly present. In your opinion, who should have ultimate authority in choosing textbooks for your school?