"?This is an excellent text in the field of U.S. educational history. The author does a great job of linking past events to the current trends and debates in education. I am quite enthusiastic about this book. It is well-written, interesting, accessible, quite balanced in perspective, and comprehensive. It includes sections and details, that I found fascinating ? and I think students will too.'? "?Gina Giuliano, "University at Albany, SUNY" "?This book offers a comprehensive and fair account of an American Educational History. The breadth and depth of material presented are vast and compelling.'?"?Rich Milner, "Vanderbilt"" University" An up-to-date, contemporary examination of historical trends that have helped shape schools and education in the United States? Key Features: Covers education developments and trends beginning with the Colonial experience through the present day, placing an emphasis on post-World War II issues such as the role of technology, the standards movement, affirmative action, bilingual education, undocumented immigrants, and school choice.Introduces cutting-edge controversies in a way that allows students to consider a variety of viewpoints and develop their own thinking skillsExamines the educational history of increasingly important groups in U.S. society, including that of African American women, Native Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans.Intended AudienceThis core text is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses such as Foundations of Education; Educational History; Introduction to Education; Philosophy of Education; American History; Sociology of Education; Educational Policy; and Educational Reform in thedepartments of Education, History, and Sociology.Jeynes, William H. is the author of 'American Educational History School, Society, And the Common Good', published 2007 under ISBN 9781412914215 and ISBN 1412914213.