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The Politics of Federal Educational Policy: The Case of Educational Renewal


by John Merrow — 1974

The idea that a coherent federal educational policy exists, or should exist, is an appealing one; it allows a belief in a rational structure, a kind of arena for arguments over what the policy ought to be, who should make it, and who should carry it out. Liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats will argue over goals and means, but most thoughtful participants and observers would accept the idea that the federal role in public education, whatever its scope, ought to have a fair measure of internal consistency and that it ought to be directly (if not closely) related to national needs.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 76 Number 1, 1974, p. 19-38
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1354, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 10:39:26 PM

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