Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-184) and index.
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 / by Paul Manna
Lessons learned from a half-century of federal policy development
The future federal role: observations and ideas.
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 NCLBs reauthorization. Featurin. (source: Nielsen Book Data)