Broken Ground: John F Kennedy and the Politics of Education

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Routledge, May 4, 2012 - Education - 4 pages
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Throughout United States history, and particularly from the 1930s through the 1960s, education was a sensitive political issue which preoccupied Congresses, Presidents and interest groups. By the time of John F Kennedy’s Presidency federal aid to education was all but inevitable but the disproportionate influence of federal aid adversaries on the House Rule Committee would permit the Kennedy Administration no margin of error. There remained in this subject an abundance of complications and contradictions. This volume addresses the central questions of Kennedy versus Congress and Kennedy versus Kennedy, using a wide range of sources to give a comprehensive focus to this area of political education.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Camels and Such
7
All For One and To Each Its Own
16
Back to School
37
Running Before Walking
55
Bullies and Pulpits
69
Where Theres Smoke Theres Straw
82
Right War Wrong Place Wrong Time
98
Forever Young
130
Better Late
143
The End of the Beginning
161
Conclusion
184
Abbreviations
187
Notes
188
Bibliography
224
Index
234

Quiet Persistence
115

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