Political Education

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-31
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr
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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.

Author Biography

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

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: A Policy Primerp. xiii
The New Millennium: Bush and Obamap. xvii
Setting the Stage: The Early Historyp. 1
The Truman and Eisenhower Years: Impact Aid and NDEA Pass; Construction Support and General Aid Failp. 5
The Kennedy and Johnson Years: Failure and, Finally, Successp. 15
The Nixon, Ford, and Carter Years: From Trust to Nailing Everything Downp. 41
The Reagan Years: The Bully Pulpit and Loosening the Stringsp. 71
Two Bushes and a Clinton: Remarkable Bipartisanship Expands the Federal Rolep. 91
Leaving No Child Behindp. 126
Lessons Learned from a Half-Century of Federal Policy Developmentp. 144
The Future Federal Role: Observations and Ideasp. 158
Notesp. 173
Referencesp. 175
Suggested Readingp. 183
Indexp. 185
About the Authorp. 195
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