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Federal Government Programs and Issues

Paul Manna

in Education

ISBN: 9780199756810
Published online December 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756810-0049
Federal Government Programs and Issues

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Since the founding of the United States, subnational levels of government have shouldered the vast majority of responsibility for educating the nation’s children. Although the federal government provides mere pennies on the dollar to support the nation’s schools—in any given year approximately 90 percent of school funding is from state and local governments—federal education policy is wide-ranging and often consequential. Due to the relatively small federal footprint in this policy area, the success of federal programs depends heavily on the capacities and implementation decisions of state and local governments. Historically and up to the 21st century, federal efforts have touched on preschool, elementary, and secondary education, and higher education in the nation’s colleges and universities, while addressing a range of substantive issues at these levels.

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Subjects: Education ; Organization and Management of Education ; Philosophy and Theory of Education ; Schools Studies ; Teaching Skills and Techniques

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