American Education Policy Landscape

By Jennifer Rippner, Chapter 2

Linking the Sectors

  • College Board led to uniform guidance for high school curriculum
  • State higher education boards
  • U.S. only major country to have separate K-12 and higher education systems

Current Structure of American Education

Chapter Summary

History tells how the American education system has developed into a disjointed system of K-12 and higher education. State and federal governments have a role in both systems along with multiple other agencies, departments, boards and policy advisors who influence public policy