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The Future of the Federal Role in Elementary and Secondary Education

Author(s): CEP
Published: February 1, 2001

This collection of invited papers presented at the December 2000 conference discuss the history of, present problems and strengths with, and possible future direction of the federal role in elementary and secondary education.

Presented Papers:

"An Education Agenda for the Congress and New Administration" by Jack Jennings

"Federal Aid to Education Since World War II-Purpose and Politics" by Carl F. Kaestle

"New Federal Roles in Education" by Richard Rothstein

"Rethinking the Federal Role in Elementary and Secondary Education" by Paul T. Hill

"The Federal Role in Standards-Based Reform" by Margaret E. Goertz

"The Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Standards-Based Reform" by Paul E. Barton

"Refashioning the Federal Role in Education--Keep it Focused-Keep It Simple" by Elizabeth Pinkerton

"Title I--Politics, Poverty, Knowledge" by David K. Cohen & Susan L. Moffitt

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Introduction (PDF format, 34.8 KB) * Direct link:
Full Report (PDF format, 772 KB) * Direct link:
Jennings Article (PDF format, 35.3 KB) * Direct link:
Kaestle Article (PDF format, 108 KB) * Direct link:
Rothstein Article (PDF format, 33.5 KB) * Direct link:
Hill Article (PDF format, 27.9 KB) * Direct link:
Goertz Article (PDF format, 39.6 KB) * Direct link:
Barton Article (PDF format, 32.9 KB) * Direct link:
Pinkerton Article (PDF format, 35.7 KB) * Direct link:
Cohen & Moffit Article (PDF format, 137 KB) * Direct link:
Appendix A--Participants (PDF format, 14.8 KB) * Direct link:
Appendix B--Biographies of the Authors (PDF format, 13.8 KB) * Direct link:
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