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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
The New Millennium: Bush and Obama
Setting the Stage: The Early History
The Truman and Eisenhower Years: Impact Aid and NDEA Pass; Construction Support and General Aid Fail
The Kennedy and Johnson Years: Failure and, Finally, Success
The Nixon, Ford, and Carter Years: From Trust to Nailing Everything Down
The Reagan Years: The Bully Pulpit and Loosening the Strings
Two Bushes and a Clinton: Remarkable Bipartisanship Expands the Federal Role
Leaving No Child Behind
Lessons Learned from a Half-Century of Federal Policy Development
The Future Federal Role: Observations and Ideas
About the Author
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