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The position of the president of the U.S. in regard to schooling replaced considerably following the tip of global battle II. because the U.S. financial system turned extra subtle and the rustic emerged because the dominant technological and international strength, the call for for an informed workforce elevated. during this paintings, Maurice R. Berube bargains the 1st entire research of the involvement of yankee presidents in academic coverage, tracing the efforts of administrations from Washington to Bush, and chronicling the nationwide and foreign pressures to form academic rules that experience characterised the post-World warfare II period. Berube's paintings takes the shape of a coverage examine as he analyzes presidential courses in schooling, the explanations for his or her implementation, and their correlation to nationwide academic results. starting with the beginning of the presidency, he examines winning courses that had a substantial effect and no more profitable efforts that have been major both ideologically or as forerunners of destiny guidelines. The constitutional constraints of the president's function in schooling are explored, in addition to fresh advancements together with the company presidency and the rhetorical presidency. one of the different matters addressed are schooling and the financial system and the federal and nation constitutions' perspectives of a correct to schooling. This paintings may be a special and useful source for college kids of presidential historical past, the politics of schooling, and modern concerns in schooling, in addition to a huge addition to public and educational library collections.

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After World War II, the concern was over manpower resources. By the 1950s, a cold war with Soviet communism required a need to re-examine both American values in the ideological conflict and American scientific advances in the military. The 1960s brought a concern for the poor, blacks and other minorities. The civil rights movement was the principal initiator of a major education reform movement focused on equality. This equality movement dominated national education policy for nearly two decades.

176-77. 22. , p. 177. 23. S. Government Printing Office, 1817). 24. Ibid. 25. Ibid. 26. , p. 260. 27. , p. 268. 28. , p. 1063. 29. , p. 1064. 30. Ibid. 31. Ibid. 32. Alf J. , Thomas Jefferson: A Strange Case of Mistaken Identity (New York: Madison Books, 1987), p. 159. 33. John C. Henderson, Thomas Jefferson: Views on Education (New York: AMS Press, 1970), p. 39. 34. Mapp, Thomas Jefferson, p. 125. 35. Ibid. 36. Ibid. Education for Democracy 29 37. , p. 15. 38. Henderson, Thomas Jefferson: Views on Education, p.

I. I. Bill. "50 The "threat" turned into a pleasant surprise. The returning veterans possessed greater maturity and motivation than the average college student. 51 Studies indicated that these veterans, despite some with poor academic preparation, were, in the words of the business magazine Fortune, "the best... the most mature... the most responsible... I. Bill encompassed more than education. The bill dealt with unemployment compensation, medical care and home and farm loans, but it is generally thought of as an education bill.

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