Spalding traces the roots of American progressives to German thinkers who believed in the "Administrative State." Here, government is controlled by administrators and "experts," rather than officials elected to represent the people. Spalding also notes that the Founders and the progressives differed in their view of the Constitution. Progressives believed in a "...
U.S. Education Spending, FY 1900 to FY 2012
May 25, 2012
This chart demonstrates the growth in government education expenditures since 1900. Education spending especially accelerated after the creation of the Department of Education in 1980.