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From the PublisherDeanna L. Michael has produced a well-researched and detailed account of President Jimmy Carter's career as an educational policy maker ... This book not only chronicles with authority Carter's work as an educational policy maker; it identifies important themes in his public career.— Journal of American History
"Michael paints a lucid, balanced portrait of Jimmy Carter's experiences as educational decision maker."— CHOICE
"This major contribution to the field provides a valuable case study on how a president develops and executes educational policy."— Maurice R. Berube, author of American Presidents and Education
"This is the first book to present a thorough historical account of the evolution of Carter's policies from president of the Sumpter County School Board to governor of Georgia to president of the United States. It examines how Carter's need to respond to the conservative electorate in Georgia was often at odds with his personal beliefs and how, as president, he was able to develop a stronger commitment to equality of opportunity."— Alan Sadovnik, coeditor of No Child Left Behind and the Reduction of the Achievement Gap: Sociological Perspectives on Federal Educational Policy"