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The Uncertain Triumph: Federal Education Policy in the Kennedy and Johnson Years
     

The Uncertain Triumph: Federal Education Policy in the Kennedy and Johnson Years

by Hugh Davis Graham
 

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Using the Kennedy and Johnson archives to analyze the evolution of educational policy from the perspective of the executive branch, Graham finds that the central theme was executive planning through presidential task forces. Mission agencies, clientele groups, and congressional committees produced a cascade of education programs in the 1960s as the administration

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Using the Kennedy and Johnson archives to analyze the evolution of educational policy from the perspective of the executive branch, Graham finds that the central theme was executive planning through presidential task forces. Mission agencies, clientele groups, and congressional committees produced a cascade of education programs in the 1960s as the administration was collapsing under the weight of the Vietnam war, inflation, and collective violence, yet the last two decades have witnessed a decline in test scores and basic literacy.

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"Ought to be read by all serious students of government. . . . Among its other virtues, this detailed account of federal education policy is a reminder that the education debate at the federal level was once vastly more intelligent than it is today."—Washington Monthly

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ISBN-13:
9780807896730
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Ought to be read by all serious students of government. . . . Among its other virtues, this detailed account of federal education policy is a reminder that the education debate at the federal level was once vastly more intelligent than it is today.—Washington Monthly

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