Education Policy Brown Bag

The Education Policy Brown Bag provides faculty and graduate students with a weekly venue for presenting and discussing education policy research in progress.  Attending by around twenty to thirty faculty and students each week in the fall and spring, the Brown Bag offers the first glimpse at the latest education policy research coming out of the Center and across UF.

Research Brown Bags take place in Norman 2707.



Silenced Stages: Public Policy Debates in Education

From school choice to the teaching of history, education policy is at the forefront of policy debates. Join as Dr. George La Noue discusses the future of policy debates and their role in informing education policy decisions.

Dr. La Noue is Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Political Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and author of Silenced Stages: The Loss of Academic Freedom and Campus Policy Debates. His book was cited by the Florida legislature in the recent passage of state legislation requiring public policy debates on public university campuses.

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Policy Debate Forum: Should Pre-K be Part of Public Schools?

The last several decades have seen numerous pushes from policymakers and advocacy groups to expand the reach of public preschool. In this Policy Debate Forum, Dr. Michael Little (NC State) and Dr. Anna Markowitz (UCLA) will engage in a pro/con discussion of the relative merits of inclusion of public preschool in the public education system.

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