The public school system in the United States is far from perfect, but what can be done? Through course readings we will discuss the education system in America through the laws that govern it, the finance structure that supports it and the socioeconomics that influence it. We will discuss the purpose of public school at its core and how that has translated to a modern American society. Following in the lives and actions of real students and employees, we will discuss the disparities and inequities that occur in the US education system. We will evaluate the impact of these disparities on America’s youth. We will analyze the suggestions posed by the authors and as well as other leading theories on how to remake American schooling. Taking on a global lens we will also consider approaches taken in other countries around the world to support the learning of their citizens and opportunity gap that exists within their borders.