His tightly focused, rigorously documented, and well-written narrative focuses on key actors and organizations, their goals, motivations, and objectives when sponsoring and securing passage of the National Defense Education Act
. In the first three chapters, Urban explains how a seemingly disparate group composed of two liberal Southern Democrats, Senator Lister Hill and Representative Carl Elliott of Alabama, and two moderate Northern Republicans, President Dwight D.
Congress immediately passed the National Defense Education Act
to respond to the threat of Soviet technological superiority.
With the passage of the National Defense Education Act
, the university expressed interest in federal funds for student assistance.
One could couch the authors' suggestion for a revival of the earlier National Defense Education Act
as a way to produce the science warriors needed for the post-9/l1 world.
Enter the 1958 National Defense Education Act
(NDEA), whose goal was to bring "American education to levels consistent with the needs of our society." Or, more plainly, to reshape American students to futures consistent with the national political agenda.
Kennedy settled a steel strike because steel production was essential to weapons production, Dwight Eisenhower pushed through federal funding of education in the post-Sputnik National Defense Education Act
, and so on.
Congress quickly passed the National Defense Education Act
, which gave schools more money for math and science programs.
Major reform efforts, such as the National Defense Education Act
of 1958 (NDEA), defined education system goals primarily in terms of Cold War strategy, largely ignoring community building and the promotion of social equity through education.
He speeded up the ICBM program, set up the office of presidential adviser on science and technology, supported legislation creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and reluctantly signed a National Defense Education Act
that was broader than he wanted.
The authors have established a data base of Danforth, Woodrow Wilson, Whiting, and National Defense Education Act
(NDEA) fellows, and by matching this with the Doctorate Record File have computed the actual Ph.D.
Eisenhower, who returned the Presidency to the GOP after a 20-year exile, championed and signed the National Defense Education Act
He did graduate work in economics, paid for by a National Defense Education Act
fellowship, and started his teaching career at Texas A & M, a Federal land-grant university.