Education Policy: Research: Policymakers:

1981 - 1984 Reagan Administration

President:

Ronald Reagan (R) 1981 - 1984

Secretary of Education:

Terrel H. Bell

Major education actions:

  • 1981 - Community Services Block Grant Act [Note 6]
  • 1981 - Education Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA, reauthorization of ESEA; P.L. 97-35)
  • 1981 - Adult Education Act Amendments of 1981 (in P.L. 97-35)
  • 1981 - Follow Through Act (in P.L. 97-35, repealed in 1994) [Note 6]
  • 1981 - Head Start Act (in P.L. 97-35) [Note 6]
  • 1982 - Student Financial Assistance Technical Amendments Act (P.L. 97-301) [Note 3]
  • 1983 - Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1983 (P.L. 98-199)
  • 1984 - Helen Keller National Center Act (P.L. 98-221) [Note 4]
  • 1984 - Education for Economic Security Act (P.L. 98-377) [Note 2]
  • 1984 - Elementary & Secondary Education Amendments of 1984 (P.L. 98-511)
  • 1984 - Bilingual Education Act amended (in P.L. 98-511)

97th Congress (1981-1982)

98th Congress (1983-1984)

  • HOUSE: 269-Dem, 166-Rep.

Notes and Sources

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