New edition of a three-volume reference that covers multiple topics related to issues confronting administrators, educators, parents, politicians, and students. The 2,000-plus entries contain facts, figures, and in-depth analyses of every aspect of American education such as its history, school curricula, education funding, church-state controversies, school choice, violence in schools, landmark legal decisions, state-by-state school system overviews, the success or failure of contemporary theories of education, bilingual and multicultural education, classroom and library technology, and more. New and revised entries include academic quality, bullying, charter schools, distance learning, home schooling, media centers, prayer in school, school vouchers, single sex education, and wired classrooms. Also included: a general chronology since 1607, a summary of significant federal education legislation since 1787, relevant U.S. Supreme Court decisions, listings of graduate school and undergraduate majors at American colleges, and several b&w photographs and line drawings. Unger, a former professor of journalism and English, has written several books on American history and education.