American Educational History: School, Society, and the Common Good is an up-to-date, contemporary examination of historical trends that have helped shape schools and education in the United States. Author William H. Jeynes places a strong emphasis on recent history, most notably post-World War II issues such as the role of technology, the standards movement, affirmative action, bilingual education, undocumented immigrants, school choice, and much more!

Other Recent Educational Issues and Reforms

Other recent educational issues and reforms

As education has moved well into the 21st century, it stands in a place of centrality that means that schooling has become the subject of many reform initiatives and controversial issues. Although these reforms and issues frequently vary considerably from each other, the gamut of topics is a reminder of the extent to which the influence of educational events is pervasive and that school issues are inextricably connected with the welfare of youth and national health.

Equalization of school funding represents one of the most intriguing of these topics, particularly since about half of the states in the union have implemented equalization requirements (Education Trust, 2002; Quade, 1996). Perhaps the most publicized set of educational ...

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