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ERIC Number: EJ836634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Strong Federal Policies Benefit Local Districts
Manna, Paul
Phi Delta Kappan, v90 n8 p568-571 Apr 2009
Uncle Sam has expanded his reach into the nation's schools during the last five decades. Those forays frequently have been motivated by concerns over equity and a growing interest in promoting academic excellence. An overall working assumption has been that federal prodding and assistance could help encourage states and localities to better meet these two overarching needs. As we move toward reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of their position can help federal policy makers make the most of their capabilities and, in the process, help states and localities make the most of theirs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001