Publication Date: January 12, 2009
Distinguished historian and policy analyst Maris Vinovskis examines federal K–12 education policies, beginning with the publication of A Nation at Risk and focusing on the National Education Goals, America 2000, Goals 2000, and No Child Left Behind. In addition to discussing key policy debates, he also addresses the practical aspects of implementing and evaluating school and classroom reforms. Drawing on the author’s unique experiences working in the Department of Education during both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations, this important book:
Maris A. Vinovskis is the University of Michigan Bentley Professor of History, ISR Research Professor, and Professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He was a member of the congressionally mandated Independent Review Panels for Goals 2000 and No Child Left Behind.
“No historian has done more than Maris Vinovskis to deepen our understanding of the development of federal education policy in the past twenty-five years. This book is unprecedented and indispensable.”
—Carl Kaestle, Brown University
“Belongs on the shelf of anyone who wants to understand why so many children are still left behind.”
—William J. Reese, University of Wisconsin–Madison
2010 Choice Outstanding Academic Title