1. Education and Social Movements
a. Education America 2011- schools are there to hand out degrees not an education
i. Bush and Obama: policy, emphasis, goals.
ii. SDSU administration: policy, emphasis, goals.
b. 1960s and Social Movements: characteristics, examples, successes...
c. Backlash: Crisis of Democracy and making social movements invisible
i. According to Samuel Huntington what was the “crisis of democracy” and what was the solution?
ii. According to Huntington, the University contributed to the “crisis.” Why did he say this and how was restructuring the University a solution to the problem?
iii. How have the changes at SDSU reflected Huntington’s solution to the “crisis” and the restructuring of the University?
d. Education as a gatekeeper: funding, resources, knowledge, success.
Terms: No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, credentialism,
Output efficiency: How many people can u graduate
standardized testing, grassroots, astroturf, business model, quality education, tracking,
Ability grouping: also called tracking
Rodriguez v. San Antonio: says that quality education is not guaranteed by the us constitution only a desk
Property tax: taxes on residential and commercial property in a school district to fund the school, Foundations: A way to funnel private money into a school
The Houston Miracle: the basis for no student left behind, ended up being a lie
2. Crime and the Criminal Justice System.
a. Types of crime (and examples) and extent of crime: UCR, NCVS, comparison, trend, resources/cost.
b. Street crime: perception and treatment and pressure on CJ system, consequences.
c. CJ system and the poor: public defenders, contract system, court appointed lawyer, plea bargaining.
d. CJ system and race: racial profiling, disproportionate arrests and convictions...