Education Policy: Research: Bibliography:

Economically Disadvantaged Students - Title I

The publications in this brief bibliography are a starting point: they introduce new researchers to various facets of the topic, with emphasis on the role of states, and to some of the principal authors and publications. This is one section of a Selected Bibliography of Publications on Education Policy.

* Items with an asterisk represent together a basic introduction to this topic.

*Bailey, Stephen K., and Edith K. Mosher. ESEA: The Office of Education Administers a Law. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1968.

Braun, Henry I., Aubrey Wang, Frank Jenkins, Elliot Weinbaum. "The Black-White Achievement Gap: Do State Policies Matter?" Education Policy Analysis Archives 14, no. 8 (2006): 1-110.

Borman, Geoffrey and Maritza Dowling. "Schools and Inequality: A Multilevel Analysis of Coleman's Equality of Educational Opportunity Data." Teachers College Record 112, no. 5 (2010): 1201-1246.

*Coleman, James S., and others. Equality of Educational Opportunity. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1966.

*Cooper, Bruce S. and Denis P. Doyle, eds. Federal Aid to the Disadvantaged: What Future for Chapter 1? London: Falmer Press, 1988.

Darling-Hammond, Linda. The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity will Determine Our Future. New York: Economic Policy Institute and Teachers College, 2010.

*DeBray, Elizabeth H., Kathryn A. McDermott, and Priscilla Wohlstetter, "Federalism Reconsidered: The Case of the No Child Left Behind Act." Peabody Journal of Education 80, no. 2 (2005): 1-188. Notes: a special issue of the Peabody Journal of Education.

Farkas, George L., and L. Shane Hall. "Can Title I Attain Its Goal?" Brookings Papers on Education Policy, ed. Diane Ravitch. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 2000.

Grubb, W. Norton. The Money Myth: School Resources, Outcomes, and Equity. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2009.

*Halperin, Samuel. "ESEA Comes of Age: Some Historical Reflections." Educational Leadership 36, no. 5 (1979): 349-53.

Harrington, Michael. The Other America: Poverty in the United States. New York: MacMillan, 1962.

Howard University, and Institute for the Study of Educational Policy. Equal Educational Opportunity: More Promise Than Progress. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1977.

Howe, Kenneth Ross. Understanding Equal Educational Opportunity: Social Justice, Democracy, and Schooling. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 1997.

Jeffrey, Julie Roy. Education for Children of the Poor: A Study of the Origins and Implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1978.

*Jennings, John F., ed. National Issues in Education: Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Bloomington, IN.: Phi Delta Kappa International, 1995.

Kalifeh, Phyllis, Lora Cohen-Vogel and Saralyn Grass. "The Federal Role in Early Childhood Education: Evolution in the Goals, Governance, and Policy Instruments of Project Head Start." Educational Policy 25, no. 1 (2011): 36-64.

*Katz, Michael, ed. The "Underclass" Debate: Views From History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993.

Kirst, Michael W., and Richard Jung. "The Utility of a Longitudinal Approach in Assessing Implementation: A Thirteen-Year View of Title I, ESEA." in Studying Implementation: Methodological and Administrative Issues. Walter Williams. Chatham, NJ: Chatham House, 1982.

Kuntz, Kathryn R. "A Lost Legacy: Head Start's Origins in Community Action." in Critical Perspectives on Project Head Start: Revisioning the Hope and Challenge. eds. Jeanne Ellsworth, and Lynda J. Ames. Albany, NY: University of New York Press, 1998.

LeTendre, Mary Jean. "The Continuing Evolution of a Federal Role in Compensatory Education." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 13 (1991): 328-34; 397-415.

Levin, Henry M. "A Decade of Policy Developments in Improving Education and Training for Low-Income Populations." in A Decade of Federal Antipoverty Programs: Achievements, Failures, and Lessons. ed. Robert H. Haveman. New York: Academic Press, 1977.

*———. The Educationally Disadvantaged: A National Crisis. Stanford, CA: Institute for Education Finance and Governance, Stanford University, 1985.

Levin, Henry M., and Mun C. Tsang. Federal Grants and National Educational Policy. Stanford, CA: Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, 1982.

Manna, Paul. "Federal Aid to Elementary and Secondary Education: Premises, Effects, and Major Lessons Learned.” Paper commissioned by the Center on Education Policy, Washington, DC, for its project on Rethinking the Federal Role in Education. Notes: Web page available at

*McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin. Evaluation and Reform: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Pub. Co., 1975.

———. "Implementation of ESEA Title I: A Problem of Compliance." Teachers College Record 77 (1976): 397-415.

Miech, Edward. "The Necessary Gentleman: Francis Keppel's Leadership in Getting Education's Act Together." Master's thesis, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, 2000.

*Mosteller, F., and Moynihan, Daniel P., eds. On Equality of Educational Opportunity. 1st ed. New York: Random House, 1972.

Murphy, Jerome T. "Title I of ESEA: The Politics of Implementing Federal Educational Reform." Harvard Educational Review 41 (1971): 35-63.

Natriello, Gary, Edward L. McDill, and Aaron M. Pallas. Schooling Disadvantaged Children: Racing Against Catastrophe. New York: Teachers College Press, 1990.

Oakes, Jeannie. Keeping Track: How Schools Structure Inequality, 2nd ed. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005.

Rotberg, Iris, and James Harvey. Federal Policy Options for Improving Education of Low-Income Students. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation, 1993.

Sutton, Jeffrey S. "San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez and Its Aftermath." Virginia Law Review 94, no. 8 (2008): 1963-1986.

Timar, Thomas. "Federal Education Policy and Practice: Building Organizational Capacity Through Chapter 1." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 16, no. 1 (1994): 51-66.

United States, National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children. Annual Report to the President and the Congress. Washington, DC: United States National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children. Notes: Annual reports available for many years.

*Vinovskis, Maris A. "Do Federal Compensatory Education Programs Really Work? A Brief Historical Analysis of Title I and Head Start." American Journal of Education 107, no. 3 (1999): 187-209.

———. The Birth of Head Start: Preschool Education Policies in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

*Washington Research Project and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Title I of ESEA: Is It Helping Poor Children? Washington, DC: 1969.

Wayson, William. "ESEA: Decennial Views of the Revolution. II. The Negative Side." Phi Delta Kappan 57 (1975): 151-56.

Welner, Kevin Grant. Legal Rights, Local Wrongs: When Community Control Collides With Educational Equity. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2001.

*Zigler, Edward, and Susan Muenchow. Head Start: The Inside Story of America's Most Successful Educational Experiment. New York: Basic Books, 1992.

Zigler, Edward, and Sally J. Styfco, eds. Head Start and Beyond: A National Plan for Extended Childhood Intervention. Riverdale, NJ: Yale University Press, 1993.