Unformatted text preview: inequities. Liberal thought underscores the federal government’s role in promoting equality in other policy areas, such as civil rights. These two traditions have generated cross-pressures and conflicting goals in American education policy. Two principles direct education policy in the United States: 1. Education should be free and universal 2. Control over education should be centered on the local level The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 provided federal funding to local public schools. • Under the concept that ESEA gave aid to children but not to local public schools, the law authorized funds to parochial schools for the purchase of nonreligious textbooks and library materials, but excluded teachers’ salaries....
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- Spring '10
- Federal government of the United States, Connor Scribner, ESEA