Administrators as Scholars is dedicated to the intellectual growth of educators through a partnership between Princeton University’s Program in Teacher Preparation and the Teachers As Scholars member schools. It was formed with the objective of providing scholarly and intellectually engaging opportunities for administrators. One seminar per year is taught by a Princeton University faculty member and spans a wide range of topics and subject areas. The seminar is open to administrators from any grade level or content area, and it is intended to promote life-long learning. There is no fee for Administrators as Scholars as it is included as a benefit of being one of the member districts. Administrators as Scholars is made possible through the support of the Program in Teacher Preparation and area schools and districts.
2020-21 ADMINSTRATORS AS SCHOLARS
K-12 Education and National Politics
Stanley N. Katz, Ph.D.
Emeritus, Woodrow Wilson School and International Affairs
The future of federal K-12 policy is very hard to predict. Current federal policies in the U.S. are the product of a nonpartisan response to the education reform movement of the 1970s and 1980s, and especially of the initiative begun by Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The new federal policy emphasized high stakes testing, school choice, national education standards and charter schools. These policies continued in place during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barrack Obama, and they have mostly continued in the Trump administration. But there is reason to think that there may be significant changes after the 2020 election, and in response to the current pandemic crisis. Whither federal education policy?
This seminar is recommended for administrators, supervisors, principals, and superintendents.
Stanley N. Katz, Ph.D., has taught courses on democracy, civil society, and nonprofit organizations at the Woodrow Wilson School. He writes about the United States and human rights and higher education policy. Katz works on projects in Cuba and elsewhere. He directs the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at WWS and is the President Emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies