This 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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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.