COOL CLASSES: “Measuring Education”

COOL CLASSES: “Measuring Education”

This sociology course explores contemporary political movements to measure learning outcomes in educational institutions and covers such topics as standardized testing for college admissions and development of online learning tools, among others.

What They Learned: Sophie Hess ’19

What They Learned: Sophie Hess ’19

The political science major studied the ways in which educational policies that group students by performance can lead to a type of intra-district segregation along racial and socioeconomic lines.

Where They’re Headed: Jimmy Wu ’19

Where They’re Headed: Jimmy Wu ’19

The multi-talented physics major will be teaching and coaching while pursuing a graduate degree in education in the hopes of working with English language learners and immigrant students in America.

Where They’re Headed: Maggie Sawyer ’19

Where They’re Headed: Maggie Sawyer ’19

The Latin major, who minored in psychology, is pursuing a career in education as a way to combat the social and structural inequalities that plague classrooms across the country.