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Published: 26 June 2014

352 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199838486

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Building the Federal Schoolhouse

Localism and the American Education State

Douglas S. Reed

Studies in Postwar American Political Development

  • Pioneers the idea of the 'education state': the notion that federal reform efforts have created a hybrid structure that blends local, state and federal actors into a new state entity that is mutually responsible for the education of children in the U.S.
  • Explores the notion that local political regimes are the limiting condition of the efficacy of federal-level U.S. reform
  • Builds on the historical primacy of localism in U.S. education and examines how the capacity and responsibility of 'operational localism' in the U.S. has played a central role in the construction of the education state

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