Loading Events

« All Events

Structural Issues in the United States Government – Wednesday – Fall 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 9 – 11

Wednesday, September 11 2024 @ 1:00PM Wednesday, December 11 2024 @ 2:30PM EDT


Sarah Rosenson

Instructor Email:



9 – 11

Day of Week:


Class Times:

1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)


Fall 2024


Wednesday, September 11 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
Wednesday, December 11 2024 @ 2:30PM EDT
Event Categories:
, ,
Event Tags:
, , ,


Virtual (Zoom)
+1 203 741 8570
View Organizer Website


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking “Get Tickets” will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Structural Issues in the United States Government
Structural Issues in the United States Government
$ 250.00
13 available

Many Americans are frustrated by the Electoral College, and the fact that a candidate can get the most votes but still lose a presidential election.  But what other issues are problematic in how the U.S. government is structured?  We will explore a variety of questions, including:

The House of Representatives is supposed to be representative by population, but is it?

Is the way we finance campaigns in this country the best way to go about it?

Should there be mandatory retirement ages for Senators, Congresspeople and Presidents, or would that be unethical age discrimination?

What ethics rules should govern the Supreme Court?

Why do so few Americans vote, and is there anything that can be done about it?  Should voting be mandatory?

We will also spend some time discussing how students can make an impact on the issues they care about by contacting government officials and in other ways.

The issues we study in this class are not partisan, which is to say this class is open to students who identify as Republicans, Democrats, and Independents!

This is a discussion class–there will not be any lectures.  Students should come to class prepared to have their cameras on and actively participate.  Students should expect approximately one hour of homework per week.  

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will notified via email.

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 5 reviews)

Funny and Informative

I have taken several ethics classes with Ms. Sarah now and they are always an absolute blast. Somehow, despite being genuinely educational and thought provoking, they are also laugh out loud funny and enjoyable. Ms. Sarah always presents ideas and concepts that are difficult and actually interesting to talk about, even if the class agrees on what should or should not be done. I would absolutely and whole heartedly recommend her and am already signed up for a future class with her.

Molly Cushman

Really fun and interesting classes

I’ve taken a lot of her classes by now and I love how she encourages discussions and we get to disagree with each other and share our opinions and change thought experiments to see how that would affect the ethics of it.

a student

Good Ethics class

It was a fun course!! Very interesting and thought provoking. Dragged a little at times but was ultimately a good time.

Dolores Nilaya

Supper great teacher learned a lot

I liked the class because it was very open to discussion! I feel the course covered a lot and improved my understanding of ethics.


Engaging Ethics Classes

Discussions were not lectures; they were engaging with the rest of the class. Everything was interactive. Lessons focused on current events and hypothetical situations. Thought-provoking and intellectual discussions. Highly recommend the Ethics classes that Ms. Sarah teaches!

Ismaeel Malek

Class TermDay(s) of WeekClass Name and DescriptionGrade RangeClass Start Date and Time (ET-US)Class End Date and Time (ET-US)Tuition (USD)Instructor Namehf:tax:tribe_events_cathf:tax:term_semesterhf:tax:class_dayshf:tax:class_timeshf:tax:grade_range
Fall 2024MondayEthics Thought Experiments:  The Trolley Problem and Beyond – Monday – Fall 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 8 – 108th - 10th2024-09-09 13:00:002024-12-09 14:30:00250Sarah RosensonRegister Nowelectives fall-2024-classes philosophy-psychology 2024-2025-classesfall-2024monday100pm-230pm-et8th-10th
Fall 2024WednesdayStructural Issues in the United States Government – Wednesday – Fall 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 9 – 119th - 11th2024-09-11 13:00:002024-12-11 14:30:00250Sarah RosensonRegister Nowelectives fall-2024-classes social-studies-history-geography 2024-2025-classesfall-2024wednesday100pm-230pm-et9th-11th
Winter 2025WednesdayEthics in Pop Culture – Wednesday – Winter 2025 – 10 Weeks – Grades 8 – 108th - 10th2025-01-08 13:00:002025-03-12 14:30:00250Sarah RosensonRegister Nowelectives philosophy-psychology winter-2025-classes 2024-2025-classeswednesday100pm-230pm-et8th-10th

Share with:

× Need help? Available from 07:00 to 22:00 Available on SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday