Ronald Reagan and Education Policy

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Ronald Reagan entered the presidency promising to return K-12 education policy back to states and localities.  Ironically, Reagan ended up both expanding and legitimizing the federal role in schooling.

How did this happen?

Kevin R. Kosar, author of Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education and the creator of the Federal Education Policy History website, answers this riddle and provides a concise introduction to Reagan’s education record.

This short book includes 47 pages with 7,600 words, 6 figures, 57 end notes, and a list of suggested resources for further study.

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