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Author Anderson, Lee, 1961-

Title Congress and the classroom : from the Cold War to "No Child Left Behind" / Lee W. Anderson.

Publication Info. University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2007]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  LC 89 .A78 2007    AVAILABLE
Description x, 214 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-207) and index.
Contents Introduction : conservatives and liberals go to school -- How the camel's nose got in the tent : historical precedents for federal aid to education -- Was it really about Sputnik? the National Defense Education Act of 1958 -- Lyndon Johnson's "billion-dollar baby" : the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 -- Civil rights and unfunded mandates : the Education for all Handicapped Children Act of 1975 -- The house that Jimmy built : the U.S. Department of Education -- Standards-based reform meets federal education policy : the Goals 2000: Educate America Act -- The No Child Left Behind Act and the federal-control threat -- Where is federal education policy taking us?
Summary This book analyzes the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Law, compares it ot other federal education policies of the last fifty years, and shows that No Child Left Behind is an idicator of how and why conservative and liberal ideologies are gradually transforming. This is a fascinating story about the changing direction of politics today, and it will intrigue anyone interested in the history and politics of education reform.
Subject United States. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1957-2001
Subject Educational accountability -- United States.
Federal aid to education -- United States.
Educational law and legislation -- United States.
United States.
Other Form: Online version: Anderson, Lee, 1961- Congress and the classroom. University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2007 (OCoLC)608098533
ISBN 9780271032245 paperback
0271032243 paperback

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