The Era of Education
The Presidents and the Schools, 1965-2001
By (author) Lawrence J. McAndrews
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Era of Education by Lawrence J. McAndrews
Book DescriptionThis study of educational policy from Lyndon Johnson through Bill Clinton focuses on three specific issues--public school aid, non-public (especially Catholic) school aid, and school desegregation--that speak to the proper role of the federal government in education as well as to how education issues embody larger questions of opportunity, exclusion, and equality in American society. Lawrence J. McAndrews traces the evolution of policy as each president developed (or avoided developing) a stance toward these issues and discusses the repercussions and implications of policy decisions for the educational community over nearly four decades.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252075797
(5983mm x 3971mm x 534mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lawrence J. McAndrews
Broken Ground, Paperback (April 2014)» View all books by Lawrence J. McAndrews
Throughout US history education was a sensitive political issue which preoccupied Congresses, presidents and interest groups. This book addresses the central questions of Kennedy versus Congress and Kennedy versus Kennedy, using a wide range of sources to give a comprehensive focus to this area of political education.
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Author Biography - Lawrence J. McAndrews
Lawrence J. McAndrews is a professor of history at St. Norbert College in Wisconsin and the author of Broken Ground: John F. Kennedy and The Politics of Education.
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