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CPI is now developing a series of online courses exploring various issues associated with public education in the US. The podcasts will be presented by Andrew Thorburn, CPI’s Educational Director, professionally produced by, and will be packaged as a course in “Issues in Public Education,” enabling each listener to earn a Certificate for completion of the series.

Tentative curriculum for “Issues in Public Education 101:”

  1. History and Role of Public Education in America

  2. Developing Civic Engagement in the public educational system

  3. Public Health Challenges in the Public Schools

  4. The role and impact of Charter Schools

  5. Providing career paths for non-college bound students

  6. How can the US re-commit to fully funded, comprehensive public education

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