A Brief History of the U.S. Department of Education, 1979–2002

@article{Stallings2002ABH,
  title={A Brief History of the U.S. Department of Education, 1979–2002},
  author={D. T. Stallings},
  journal={Phi Delta Kappan Magazine},
  year={2002},
  volume={83},
  pages={677 - 683}
}
From a small program once shunned by the White House and attacked as an unnecessary intrusion into the workings of the nation's education systems, the Department of Education has grown into a major policy force in primary, secondary, and higher education. Mr. Stallings traces that evolution. THE RESPONSIBILITY for the education of American children has enjoyed at least a small presence at the federal level since the middle of the 19th century, usually in the form of independent programs housed… 
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