Cabinetmakers by Robert Heffernan
Story of the Three-Year Battle to Establish the U.S. Department of Education

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Here is the story of the greatest battle ever fought in American education-putting education in the President's Cabinet. The three-year drive to create the U.S. Department of Education pitted the nation's two largest teacher unions against each other, President Jimmy Carter against conservative Republicans, and tested the American tradition of local control against an emerging federal role in education. Told through the eyes of a young man, fresh out of college and in the center of the battle from his position on the U.S. Senate staff, CABINETMAKERS reveals the Washington political process unlike any other book ever written.
 

About Robert Heffernan

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Heffernan began playing a key role in the three-year political battle that created the U.S. Department of Education, while serving on the staff of the U.S. Senate in Washington, at the age of 21 and in his last year of college. He holds a BA degree in journalism from American University, Washington. He serves as executive director of three state trade associations.
 
Published January 21, 2001 by iUniverse. 552 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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