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General Issues in K-12 Education



SLN: 13498

Facilitator: Tiffany Katanyoutanant (

  • Class meets on Tuesdays.
  • Start Date: 10/8
  • Time: 3:00-4:20 pm
  • Location: LOW 116


SLN: 13499

Facilitator: Adaurennaya Onyewuenyi (

  • Class meets on Wednesdays.
  • State Date: 10/2
  • Time: 4:00-5:20 pm 
  • Location: MGH 082A


This seminar is designed as an exploration into the world of contemporary political, social, and educational issues in K-12 public schools. Students will learn about pressing educational topics, issues, and questions (such as the achievement gap, Race to the Top, and charter schools) while concurrently tutoring in a local school and experiencing how these concepts play out on the ground level.

For this seminar, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 1 credit: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 2 credits: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 3 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 4 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 5 credits: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter)