Education Policy: Research: Policymakers:

1977 - 1980 Carter Administration

President:

James Earl Carter (D) 1977 - 1980

Secretary of H.E.W.:

Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Patricia Roberts Harris (1979)

Assistant Secretary for Education:

Mary Berry

Commissioner of Education:

Ernest L. Boyer

Secretary of Education:

Shirley Mount Hufstedler (1980)

Major education actions:

  • 1977 - Elementary & Secondary Education Amendments of 1977 (P.L. 95-112)
  • 1977 - Consolidated Grants to Insular Areas Act (P.L. 95-134) [Note 2]
  • 1978 - Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA) amended (P.L. 95-524)
  • 1978 - Elementary & Secondary Education Amendments of 1978 (P.L. 95-561) [Note 2]
  • 1979 - Department of Education Organization Act (P.L. 96-88)
  • 1980 - Creation of Department of Education [Note 1]
  • 1980 - Elementary & Secondary Education Amendments of 1980 (P.L. 96-374) [Note 3]
  • 1980 - Refugee Education Assistance Act (P.L. 96-422) [Note 2]

95th Congress (1977-1978)

96th Congress (1979-1980)

Notes and Sources

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