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ERIC Number: ED448220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 79
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Passing the Test: The National Interest in Good Schools for All.
Calabrese, Michael A., Ed.
This collection of essays addresses major issues that relate to the role of the federal government in American elementary and secondary education. After "Introduction: The National Interest in a Quality Education for All Children" (Donald M. Stewart), Part 1, "The National Interest in Elementary and Secondary Education," includes "Education and the Economy: The Nation Remains at Risk" (Milton Goldberg); "The Civic Ends and Means of Education" (Amy Gutmann); and "Promoting Social Cohesion Amid Diversity" (Richard D. Kahlenberg). Part 2, "Public Views about the Nation's Schools," includes "Report on Findings from Seven Focus Groups" (Lake Snell Perry with John Deardourff) and "Data from a National Poll" (American Association of School Administrators). Part 3, "The Federal Role in Achieving Good Schools for All," includes "The Time Has Come: A Federal Guarantee of Adequate Education Opportunity" (Kalman R. Hettleman); "The Case for Serious Federal Financing of America's Public Schools" (John D. Donahue); and "Reducing Inequality through Education: Millennial Resolutions" (W. Norton Grubb). (SM)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: College Board, Washington, DC. Washington Office.
Authoring Institution: Center for National Policy, Washington, DC.
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Note: Foreword by Edward M. Kennedy. Introduction by Don