Education Policy: Research: Historical Overview:
Education Policy and the States, 1945-2009
- National Concern, State Responsibility
Grants and Local Control
Nation at Risk
Aid and Test Scores
- Funding and Achievement
- Data and Cuts
the Achievement Gap
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 Reagan administrations, see 1981-1984