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The Era of Education: The Presidents and the Schools 1965-2001


reviewed by Kevin R. Kosar September 25, 2006

coverTitle: The Era of Education: The Presidents and the Schools 1965-2001
Author(s): Lawrence J. McAndrews
Publisher: University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign
ISBN: 025203080X, Pages: 320, Year: 2006
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When working on my dissertation, on education policy and politics from 1789 through 2002, I was surprised to find so little research on the history of the federal role (Kosar, 2003). I was pleased to find a number of articles and dissertations that examined one or another aspect of this topic; books, though, were few.  Clowse’s (1981) study of the National Defense Education Act of 1958 helped me understand education politics in the Eisenhower era.  Likewise, Smith’s (1982) The Limits of Reform helped me grasp the congressional battles during the Roosevelt and Truman years.  In trawling for research on John F. Kennedy and education, I found Broken Ground, a 1991 study by Lawrence J. McAndrews.  It was a wonderful find that provided me with a solid history of how the politics of race and religion and feuds over the scale of the federal government bedeviled efforts to expand the federal... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 25, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12730, Date Accessed: 12/13/2018 10:56:42 AM

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  • Kevin Kosar
    Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
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    KEVIN R. KOSAR received his Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at New York University. He is the author of Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education Standards (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005). His commentaries and writings on education policy and politics may be found at http://www.kevinrkosar.com.
 
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