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This document presents eight papers prepared for a conference that examined the federal role in elementary and secondary education. The purpose of the meeting was to share ideas and proposals that could be helpful to the Congress and the Administration as they addressed education policy in 2001. Some of the questions addressed here include What are the fundamental interests of the federal government in elementary and secondary education that should be preserved?,What is the appropriate role of the federal government in standards-based reform?, and What is the right balance between flexibility and accountability in federal programs? Topics discussed include an education agenda for the federal government, federal aid to education since World War II, the new federal roles in education, rethinking the federal role in elementary and secondary education, the federal role in an era of standards-based reform, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and standards-based reform, refashioning the federal role in education, and Title I and the relationship among politics, poverty, and knowledge. Interspersed throughout the document are suggestions that might have broad appeal among people from various sectors and with different political views. (RJM)

Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Federal Government, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Politics of Education

Center on Education Policy, 1001 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Suite 522, Washington DC 20036. Tel: 202-822-8065; Fax: 202-822-6008; e-mail: cep-dc[at]cep-dc.org; Web site: http://www.cep-dc.org. For full text: http://www.cep-dc.org/pubs/futurefederal_esa/future_fed_role_main.pdf.









Author: Center on Education Policy, Washington, DC.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7841&id=ED477181







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