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Kim, Dongbin; Rury, John L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
The 1947 President's Commission on Higher Education, popularly known as the Truman Commission, offered a remarkable vision, one of an expansive, inclusive and diverse system of postsecondary education in the United States. It appeared just as hundreds of thousands of former GIs poured onto the nation's campuses, taking advantage of a little…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Access to Education, Federal Government
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Rury, John L. – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Considers the state of the urban public education system in Chicago (Illinois). Addresses the effects of demographic and economic changes, the role of Benjamin Coppage Willis as superintendent of the Chicago schools, and the effects of inequality and plans for desegregation. (CMK)
Descriptors: Desegregation Plans, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational History