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Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools: The Politics of Education Reform

Jack Jennings
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard Education Press, [2015]
Language
English
Variant Title
Politics of education reform
ISBN
9781612507965, 1612507964, 9781612507972, 1612507972
Summary
In Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools, longtime policy analyst Jack Jennings examines the evolution of federal education policy and outlines a bold and controversial vision for its future. He assesses the impacts of Title I and NCLB, and explores the variety of ways that the federal government has intervened in education. He concludes by setting forth an ambitious national agenda to ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn--Back cover.
Contents
  • Equity and the Origins of ESEA. Road to ESEA
  • Evolution of Title I, 1965-1978
  • Regulatory burdens lead to change, 1978-2015
  • Was Title I effective?
  • Standards, Testing, and Accountability. Standards, testing, and accountability under four presidents
  • Has the standards, testing, and accountability movement been effective?
  • Other Federal Policies, and a Summary. IDEA and bilingual education
  • School busing, Title IX, and free speech in schools
  • Lessons learned from federal involvement in schooling
  • Fresh Thinking About the Federal Role in Education. Greatest problems in schooling
  • Federal aid to improve teaching and learning
  • Constitutional and legal guarantees of a good education
  • Appendix: Chronology of Major Events, 1948-2013.
Description
xii, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-239) and index.
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