No previous book has pulled together into one place a single, comprehensive volume that provides up-to-date coverage of state government and politics, along with the statesa current and future public policies. This new book does just that, offering students, scholars, citizens, policy advocates, and state specialists accessible information on state politics and policy in 34 topical chapters written by experts in the field. The guide provides contemporary analysis of state institutions, processes, and public policies, along with both historical and theoretical perspectives that help readers develop a comprehensive understanding of the 50 U.S. statesa complex and changing political spheres. Those who use this volumeafrom experienced scholars to neophytesacan rely upon the guide to provide: Basic factual information on state politics and policy Core explanatory frameworks and competing arguments Insightful coverage of major policy areas as they have played out in the states.... most contend it was more of a revolution than an evolution.6 NCLB built on the Improving Americaa#39;s Schools Act (IASA) of 1994 and the ... In 2000 only thirteen states were testing students every year in reading and math. ... and that by 2005a 2006 public schools begin to administer annual statewide standardized tests in reading and math to all students ... SOURCE: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer. other states.
|Title||:||Guide to State Politics and Policy|
|Author||:||Richard G. Niemi, Joshua J. Dyck|
|Publisher||:||CQ Press - 2013-10-18|