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Presidents, congress, and the public schools : the politics of education reform

Author: John F Jennings
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard Education Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Jennings
ISBN: 9781612507965 1612507964 9781612507972 1612507972
OCLC Number: 900448550
Description: xii, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Equity and the Origins of ESEA. The road to ESEA --
The 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. The 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.
Other Titles: Politics of education reform
Responsibility: Jack Jennings.

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Examines the evolution of US federal education policy and outlines a bold and controversial vision for its future. Jack Jennings offers a vivid analysis of federal efforts in the education arena and  Read more...

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