- Melissa Jonson-ReidMelissa Jonson-ReidWashington University in St. Louis
- and Sheretta Butler-BarnesSheretta Butler-BarnesWashington University in St. Louis
Educational policy in the United States has evolved over the last hundred years to address a vast range of issues, including creating a universal system of primary and secondary education, trying to ensure equity and access for students, preparing youth for the workforce, preparing youth for postsecondary education, improving academic outcomes, and school safety. The following summarizes key historical trends, judicial rulings, and legislative milestones that have helped form educational policy in the United States. The current role and potential for social work engagement in macro level advocacy for educational policy is also discussed. Special attention is given to current challenges.
- Children and Adolescents
- Macro Practice
- Policy and Advocacy
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Content and references updated for the Encyclopedia of Macro Social Work.