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To Educate A Nation: Federal and National Strategies of School Reform

reviewed by Holly Yettick - January 23, 2008

coverTitle: To Educate A Nation: Federal and National Strategies of School Reform
Author(s): Carl Kaestle and Alyssa E. Lodewick (Eds.)
Publisher: University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
ISBN: 0700615431, Pages: 320, Year: 2007
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To Educate a Nation is a broad panorama of the shifts in education policy that have evolved slowly over the past century. Contributing to the rich picture it presents are the diverse backgrounds of the book’s eleven authors. All were involved with the Advanced Studies Fellowship Program at Brown University. This program, sponsored by the Spencer Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, was designed to create a professional learning community of accomplished young scholars from multiple disciplines including history, policy and economics. With guidance from project director and education historian Carl Kaestle, these scholars spent three years debating and collaborating on the theme of “federal and national strategies of school reform”  (p. xi). This book is the result. As political scientist Jeffrey Henig writes in his forward, it is unusual in that it is organized around analytical themes that provide it with “a certain coherence of presentation atypical... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 23, 2008
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  • Holly Yettick
    University of Colorado, Boulder
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    HOLLY YETTICK is a doctoral student in the Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice concentration of the School of Education at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Her research interests include issues of educational equity such as detracking and media coverage of educational research.
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