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A Perspective on the History of Standards in the U.S.A.

Policy History of Standards-Based Education in America


Policy History of Standards-Based Education in America is a narrative history of the development of standards-based education in the United States over the last several decades, from the perspective of anarchist cultural studies.

There have been other books on the evolution of federal education policy, but few have struck the right balance between describing how it actually happened while still providing a theoretical framework, and none have kept the focus specifically on standards-based education.

Contents: The Uneasy Alliance between the Corporate Elite and the Movement Conservatives (1970s) – A Nation at Risk and a Decade of Reports (1980s-1990s) – Federal Education Policy Conflicts over Standards-based Education during the Bush and Clinton Years (1988-2000) – Hawaii, a Case Study (1991-present) – No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, and Common Core.

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