American Presidents and Education: (Contributions to the by Maurice R. Berube

By Maurice R. Berube

The position of the president of the us in regard to schooling replaced considerably following the top of worldwide struggle II. because the U.S. economic climate grew to become extra subtle and the rustic emerged because the dominant technological and international energy, the call for for an informed workforce elevated. during this paintings, Maurice R. Berube bargains the 1st complete 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 guidelines that experience characterised the post-World conflict II period. Berube's paintings takes the shape of a coverage research 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 winning courses that had a substantial impression and no more profitable efforts that have been major both ideologically or as forerunners of destiny guidelines. The constitutional constraints of the president's function in schooling are explored, in addition to contemporary 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 could be a different and worthy source for college students of presidential historical past, the politics of schooling, and modern matters in schooling, in addition to an incredible addition to public and educational library collections.

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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. The major industries that developed were ones, like iron, steel and the railroads, that prized brawn over brains. There were some technological breakthroughs such as the telegraph, telephone and electric light; however, economic development sought unskilled labor more than those highly educated.

Bill of Rights. Unemployment, however, was the main domestic issue on the minds of Roosevelt and Truman. Roosevelt pledged in November 1943 that "the first task after the war is to provide employment [to our veterans]... "36 Truman echoed the theme. In his first State of the Union message in 1945, he predicted that "obviously... "38 It was a theme he was to repeat in the next year's State of the Union message. "39 By 1947, the economy had greatly improved. "41 Never again would the Great Depression loom large in America's mind.

Bill of Rights. I. Bill of Rights transformed American higher education. Prior to the passage of the bill, college was a privilege, for the most part, of the affluent. There were minor exceptions, such as the free universities in New York City and California, but, as a rule, the poor were unable to attend college. I. Bill changed that situation and enabled over 2 million World War II and Korean veterans to take advantage of higher education. I. Bill. Policy makers had envisioned only a small number of veterans taking advantage of the educational benefits.

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