Collision Course: Federal Education Policy Meets State and Local Realities
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Collision Course: Federal Education Policy Meets State and Local Realities

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What happens when federal officials try to accomplish goals that depend on the resources and efforts of state and local governments? Focusing on the nation's experience with the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Manna's engaging case study considers just that question. Beyond the administrative challenges NCLB unleashed, "Collision Course" examines the dynamics at work when...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published October 20th 2010 by CQ Press
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Steven Peterson
An interesting policy-oriented volume. The focus? A case study of "No Child Left Behind." The subtitle of the book says much: "Federal Education Policy Meets State and Local Realities." Key question: What should the federal government's role in education be? Traditionallyu, this has been perceived as a local (and state) responsibility. How does "No Child Left Behind" (hereafter, NCLB) fit in?

The book begins with an examination of national government's role in K-12 education. The NCLB logic and l...more
Kevin Kosar
My review of this book is at the: Federal Education Policy History website.
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