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“Yes We Can” Improve America’s Schools?: From No Child Left Behind to President Obama’s Education Initiatives, 2003–2011

Jesse H. Rhodes

in An Education in Politics: The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449710
eISBN:
9780801464195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449710.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter focuses on the period between 2003 and 2011, which encompasses reaction against No Child Left Behind as well as the Obama administration's ambitious initiatives. It begins by describing ... More


The Road to No Child Left Behind, 1995–2002

Jesse H. Rhodes

in An Education in Politics: The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449710
eISBN:
9780801464195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449710.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter focuses on the period between 1995 and 2002, which was bookended by the “Republican Revolution” against big government and by the passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in 2002. ... More


No Child Left Behind: The Politics and Policy of Education Reform

Jonathan Parker

in Assessing the George W. Bush Presidency: A Tale of Two Terms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627400
eISBN:
9780748671946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627400.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Following his controversial ascendancy to the presidency, George W. Bush promised to be a ‘uniter, not a divider’. In the field of education, he fulfilled this promise by successfully shepherding the ... More


An Education in Politics: The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind

Jesse H. Rhodes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449710
eISBN:
9780801464195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449710.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Since the early 1990s, the federal role in education—exemplified by the controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)—has expanded dramatically. Yet states and localities have retained a central role ... More


Wedging into Power Politics

Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross

in Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157420
eISBN:
9780199894000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157420.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the Discovery Institute’s aggressive cultivation of political influence at the state and national levels. Its maneuverings in Washington State, Kansas, and Ohio are discussed in ... More


Education Policy from the New Deal to the Great Society: The Three Rs—Race, Religion, and Reds

Gareth Davies

in Conservatism and American Political Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195373929
eISBN:
9780199852291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373929.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When they voted for the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 (NCLB), conservative members of Congress embraced an extraordinary intrusion by the federal government into the affairs of the nation's school ... More


New Kids on the Block: George Washington Elementary School

David L. Kirp

in Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199987498
eISBN:
9780199333356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987498.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the work of Les Hanna, principal at George Washington Elementary School in Union City, New Jersey. Not long ago, the job of the principal was to run the school—ordering ... More


The Possibility of Public Education

Mara Casey Tieken

in Why Rural Schools Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618487
eISBN:
9781469618500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618487.003.0009
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter discusses the various policies and educational reforms that have unsettled rural communities in Arkansas. It focuses on Senator Jim Argue's view regarding district consolidation and his ... More


Deception, Dismantling, and Demise of Public Education

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

This book comments on and details what it believes are ill-conceived, deceptive, fraudulent practices in education today that, although ostensibly attempting to solve educational problems, are, in ... More


Introduction

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is dedicated to Bronx students and to all urban students across the United States who not only have had to endure very difficult home problems but also have had to overcome abysmal school ... More


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