Education Policy: Research: Historical Overview:
Education Policy and the States, 1945-2009
Need for Schools and Obstacles to Federal Aid
of Federal Funds
for Children with Disabilities
Defense and International Competition
Funds in the Schools
version of this essay contains extensive footnotes that include
numerous citations and supplementary text. For ease of reading,
the footnotes are omitted from this version.
Links to many of the organizations mentioned in this essay.
To view snapshots of the political context for the education policy,
organized by administration, see Education
Policymakers. For the Eisenhower administrations, see 1953-1956