Introduction : conservatives and liberals go to school How the camel's nose got in the tent : historical precedents for federal aid to education Was it really about Sputnik? the National Defense Education Act of 1958 Lyndon Johnson's "billion-dollar baby" : the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 Civil rights and unfunded mandates : the Education for all Handicapped Children Act of 1975 The house that Jimmy built : the U.S. Department of Education Standards-based reform meets federal education policy : the Goals 2000: Educate America Act The No Child Left Behind Act and the federal-control threat Where is federal education policy taking us?
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -207) and index.