Collision Course: Federal Education Policy Meets State and by Paul F. Manna

What occurs while federal officers try and accomplish objectives that depend upon the assets and efforts of kingdom and native governments?

Focusing at the nation's adventure with the No baby Left at the back of Act (NCLB), Manna's enticing case learn considers simply that question. past the executive demanding situations NCLB unleashed, Collision path examines the dynamics at paintings whilst federal policymakers carry country and native governments chargeable for effects. objectives for larger functionality collide with governing constructions and practices. 

Were the collisions important for his or her capability to remodel schooling coverage, or has the legislations inflicted an excessive amount of harm on country and native associations chargeable for instructing the nation's early life? the implications were either confident and destructive. As Manna issues to elevated functions in states and localities, he additionally seems to be at accelerated bureaucratic necessities. Collision Course deals a balanced and in-depth overview of a coverage that has sparked heated debate over a vast expanse of time- from NCLB's adoption via its implementation to the Obama administration's makes an attempt to shift away.

Federalism, the policymaking technique, and the complexity of schooling coverage all get their due during this obtainable and analytical supplement. 

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