By Maurice R. Berube
The function of the president of the USA in regard to schooling replaced considerably following the top of worldwide warfare II. because the U.S. economic system grew to become extra subtle and the rustic emerged because the dominant technological and international strength, the call for for an informed workforce elevated. during this paintings, Maurice R. Berube bargains the 1st entire research of the involvement of yankee presidents in academic coverage, tracing the efforts of administrations from Washington to Bush, and chronicling the nationwide and overseas pressures to form academic regulations that experience characterised the post-World struggle II period. Berube's paintings takes the shape of a coverage examine as he analyzes presidential courses in schooling, the explanations for his or her implementation, and their correlation to nationwide academic results. starting with the delivery of the presidency, he examines profitable courses that had a substantial impression and not more profitable efforts that have been major both ideologically or as forerunners of destiny regulations. The constitutional constraints of the president's position in schooling are explored, in addition to fresh advancements together with the company presidency and the rhetorical presidency. one of the different concerns addressed are schooling and the financial system and the federal and kingdom constitutions' perspectives of a correct to schooling. This paintings can be a special and important source for college students of presidential heritage, the politics of schooling, and modern concerns in schooling, in addition to a tremendous addition to public and educational library collections.
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At a time when the Industrial Revolution was taking place with a greater emphasis on manufacturing, there was concern over shoring up a sagging agricultural economy. The Land Grant Act provided for a system of state agricultural colleges that would directly impact on America's agriculture. It was the first major national link between education and the American economy. Moreover, the act was another periodic presidential involvement in education. Lincoln's interest in education was minimal. Indeed, as a state representative to the Illinois legislature, he had opposed educational legislation, and as president, his only other connection with education dealt with the education of blacks in the newly freed territories during the Civil War.
EDUCATION AND THE GILDED AGE Despite the economic prosperity brought by the Industrial Revolution after the Civil War, American presidents did not realize, for the most part, the importance of education to the economy. Indeed, President James Garfield, for example, saw little value in the agricultural state colleges created by the Morrill Land Grant Act. It was not until the emergence of World War I that Wilson perceived the importance of an educated work force for America's economy. One main reason for the lack of correlating education and the economy in the minds of our chief executives was the nature of this nascent industrial 24 American Presidents and Education capitalism.
American Presidents and Education: (Contributions to the Study of Education) by Maurice R. Berube