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Political insider Christopher Cross has updated his critically acclaimed book to reflect recent education policy developments, including the impact of the Obama administration and Race to the Top” and the controversy over NCLB’s reauthorization. Featuring a new introduction and the addition of postscripts for key chapters, this important book traces the evolution of federal education policy during the latter half of the 20th century.
Christopher T. Cross is chairman of Cross Joftus, an educational consulting firm. He was previously a senior fellow at the Center for Education Policy, a distinguished senior fellow at the Education Commission of the States, and an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: A Policy Primer||p. xiii|
|The New Millennium: Bush and Obama||p. xvii|
|Setting the Stage: The Early History||p. 1|
|The Truman and Eisenhower Years: Impact Aid and NDEA Pass; Construction Support and General Aid Fail||p. 5|
|The Kennedy and Johnson Years: Failure and, Finally, Success||p. 15|
|The Nixon, Ford, and Carter Years: From Trust to Nailing Everything Down||p. 41|
|The Reagan Years: The Bully Pulpit and Loosening the Strings||p. 71|
|Two Bushes and a Clinton: Remarkable Bipartisanship Expands the Federal Role||p. 91|
|Leaving No Child Behind||p. 126|
|Lessons Learned from a Half-Century of Federal Policy Development||p. 144|
|The Future Federal Role: Observations and Ideas||p. 158|
|Suggested Reading||p. 183|
|About the Author||p. 195|
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