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Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State

Douglas S. Reed

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199838486
eISBN:
9780199384303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838486.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The federal government’s role in public education over the past fifty years has dramatically changed the notion of localism in American schools. Seeking to construct the federal schoolhouse—an ... More


The Local Politics of Federal Education Reform

Douglas S. Reed

in Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199838486
eISBN:
9780199384303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838486.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Until recently, he organization of schooling in the United States has been predominantly local. Federal reform efforts over the past fifty years, have challenged that primacy, but with uneven ... More


Racial Change, Conflict, and the Incorporation of Interests

Douglas S. Reed

in Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199838486
eISBN:
9780199384303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838486.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The chapter examines the second stage of racial integration in Alexandria’s schools and its effects on the local regime. During the early 1970s, despite the reconciliations celebrated in the film ... More


Local Activism and Accountability Politics

Douglas S. Reed

in Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199838486
eISBN:
9780199384303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838486.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 7 examines the origins and reception of accountability policies and politics in Alexandria, beginning in the 1990s with the effort to shift from a School Board appointed by the Alexandria ... More


Conclusion: Learning from the Education State

Douglas S. Reed

in Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199838486
eISBN:
9780199384303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838486.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter recaps the efforts of federal educational reform in Alexandria, a. Looking across policy domains, arguing that the successful construction of the federal schoolhouse depends in ... More


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