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Unformatted text preview: The domestic agenda. The creation of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives early in his first term was a good example of Bush as a "compassionate conservative." The goal was to make it easier for charitable community organizations, including religious ones, to gain access to federal funds for their programs in such areas as crime prevention, drug education, poverty, and family relations. The administration pushed regulatory changes in a number of executive departments to help these groups work with the federal government. The No Child Left Behind Act (2001) demonstrated that public education was another high priority. Teachers must hold state certification, annual testing is required to measure academic progress, and students of poor performing schools have the opportunity to transfer to another public school, a charter school, or...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course HIST 1310 taught by Professor Marshall during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08