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United States

by W. Carson Ryan 1924

It is customary to say that education in the United States is a state rather than a national matter, in the sense that the administration of public schools has been left to the states by the Federal Government. It is impossible to understand the progress of American education, however, without realizing, on the one hand, that the Federal Government has always taken some interest in education, and, on the other hand, that the extent of control over education exercised by the states within their own boundaries varies widely from state to state.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1924, p. 431-480
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14658, Date Accessed: 7/21/2018 7:27:13 PM

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  • W. Carson Ryan
    Swarth-more College
    Professor of Education
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