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Ewell, Peter T. – Assessment Update, 2009
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, commonly referred to simply as "the stimulus package," is poised to pump over $100 billion into U.S. public education in the next few years. This allocation reflects the Obama administration's new commitment to education as a public good, which is embodied in President Obama's ambitious goal of…
Descriptors: Public Education, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Postsecondary Education
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Banta, Trudy W.; Pike, Gary R. – Assessment Update, 2007
The Commission on the Future of Higher Education appointed by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings issued a report in September 2006 entitled "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education" [U.S. Department of Education, 2006(ED493504)]. Two key commission recommendations are stated: "Higher education institutions should…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Departments of Education, Accountability, Reliability