Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13

The Growth of Federal Influence in Education

by Michael W. Kirst - 1974

At first glance federal aid appears to be a major factor in influencing school policies. But a closer inspection reveals that funds have frequently not hit their targets or have been overwhelmed by larger state and local developments. Where federal efforts succeeded in creating new educational institutions—child care centers, MDTA (Manpower Development and Training Act) skills centers, and regional research laboratories—the impact has been more visible and enduring than that resulting from working through existing K–12 systems. On the other hand, it is very difficult to build viable new institutions with uncertain, fluctuating, and "soft" money from Washington. It is these offsetting trends that will be a major focus of this study.

To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
Purchase this Article
Purchase The Growth of Federal Influence in Education
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.

This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 73, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 75 Number 6, 1974, p. 448-477
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19449, Date Accessed: 1/20/2021 5:30:55 AM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Article Tools
Related Articles

Related Discussion
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
  • Michael Kirst
    Stanford University
    E-mail Author
    MICHAEL W. KIRST is an associate professor of education and business administration at Stanford University.
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue