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The Changing Federal Role in Education Finance and Governance
Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy (2008)
  • Nora Gordon
Abstract
States and local school districts have long been responsible for the bulk of both financing and governance of schools in the US, with the federal role small in both absolute terms and relative to the roles of central governments in other countries. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) recently has increased the federal role in school governance, and the near future of the federal role will depend in large part on the implementation of this law. By conditioning federal grants on changes in state and local government fiscal behavior, NCLB is similar to past federal efforts. To the extent to which it has affected what goes on inside schools, however, it has expanded the federal role.
Keywords
  • federal education policy
Publication Date
2008
Editor
Helen F. Ladd and Edward B. Fiske
Publisher
Routledge
Citation Information
Nora Gordon. "The Changing Federal Role in Education Finance and Governance" New YorkHandbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nora_gordon/2/