ERIC Number: ED335274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
American Presidents and Education.
Berube, Maurice R.
The interest of U.S. presidents in public education has grown increasingly intense since World War II. This has been due largely to the nation's emergence as an international economic and political power, and a corresponding demand for an educated workforce. This paper surveys presidential administrations from Franklin Roosevelt to George Bush in terms of education policy and focuses on the educational leadership provided by individual presidents. The paper also considers the questions of whether education should be treated as a fundamental right of American citizens and whether there should be a constitutional amendment to that effect. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education, Presidents of the United States, Public Education, United States History
Maurice R. Berube, Old Dominion University, Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23508.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 1991).