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ERIC Number: EJ964253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Get the Federal Government out of Education? That Wasn't the Founding Fathers' Vision
Jennings, Jack
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v77 n4 p55-62 Dec 2011
With the triumph of Tea Party candidates and other conservatives in 2010, many in the new Congress are pressing to get the federal government out of education. Eliminating or curtailing federal involvement in education would be a wrong-headed, simplistic move for several reasons: (1) It ignores the nation's history; (2) It would erode the state and local funding base for public schools; (3) It would make it harder for people to go college; (4) It would endanger the national commitment to equity; (5) It would slow momentum for raising achievement to internationally competitive levels. In this paper, the author explores these points in more detail.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; G I Bill; Morrill Act 1862; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Pell Grant Program; Perkins Loan Program; Smith Hughes Act; Stafford Student Loan Program