International Journal of Social Policy & Education

ISSN 2689-4998 (print), 2689-5013 (online)

An Analytical Review of the Fiscal Policy and Education Initiatives of American Presidents, Since 1980

Dr. Chanta Howard & Dr. Nicole West


This paper analyzes and examines federal educational programs by reviewing a significant time period in American history, 1980-2021. Secondary data are used to show national educational fiscal and public policy, high school graduation rates, high school dropout rates and college graduation rates within the United States to demonstrate literacy initiatives and their influence on the overall quality of education in America.