ERIC Number: EJ779511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-7
Reference Count: N/A
The Next Education President?
Hoff, David J.
Education Week, v27 n11 p24-27 Nov 2007
President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton have both enacted significant expansions in federal oversight of K-12 schools during their terms. In the combined 15 years of the Clinton and Bush presidencies so far, the federal government has required states to set academic goals for their students and has made schools and districts accountable for meeting those goals. With the campaigns for the 2008 presidential nominations in full swing, few of the current candidates have laid out detailed strategies for improving the quality of American schools and increasing the knowledge and skills of the nation's elementary and secondary students. So far, most of the 16 Democrats and Republicans who hope to win the presidency a year from now have given general ideas of their education platforms only when asked for them in debates. None has released policy proposals as comprehensive or as specific as those of Clinton and Bush in their initial campaigns. In this article, the author reports some of the educational goals of the candidates for the 2008 presidential nominations. [This article was produced by Editorial Projects in Education, Bethesda, MD.]
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Political Campaigns, Presidents, Politics of Education, State Standards, School Districts, Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Political Affiliation, Public Policy, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001