Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education Standards

Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education Standards

by Kevin R. Kosar
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588263886

ISBN-13: 9781588263889

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

Kevin R. Kosar delves into the political maneuvering behind the crafting of federal education standards policy. Drawing on a wealth of evidence, Kosar makes a strong case for vigorous federal action to raise standards. Then, turning to the "real world" of Washington, DC, he shows how politics has thwarted smart policy - and how we are left with the present reforms,…  See more details below

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Kevin R. Kosar delves into the political maneuvering behind the crafting of federal education standards policy. Drawing on a wealth of evidence, Kosar makes a strong case for vigorous federal action to raise standards. Then, turning to the "real world" of Washington, DC, he shows how politics has thwarted smart policy - and how we are left with the present reforms, which talk tough but deliver little. He concludes with sober proposals for education policies that, while not aiming at perfection, have a chance of surviving political attacks from both the right and the left.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588263889
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Student achievement : a rising tide of mediocrity?9
2The case for federal policy to raise education standards41
3Education policy and politics before 199379
4The politics of goals 2000113
5Title I and voluntary national tests153
6The No Child Left Behind Act183
7Improving federal standards policy201

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