Outcome: Issues in Education

Identify and discuss historical and contemporary issues in education

As schools strive to fill a variety of roles in their students’ lives, many issues and challenges arise. Students walk a minefield of bullying, violence in schools, the results of declining funding, plus other problems that affect their education. In this section, you’ll examine some of these modern issues and concerns plaguing education in America.

What you’ll learn to do:

  • Consider legal and equality concerns in education
  • Discuss alternatives to traditional public schools
  • Examine teacher training, affirmative action, and the cost of education as contemporary issues in education


The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: Hot Topics in Education
  • Reading: Charter Schools and Homeschooling
  • Reading: Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Self-Check: Issues in Education