Education, Economic Growth, and Politics in the Modern South, Part 1 of 2

Southern governors Lamar Alexander, Pierre S. du Pont IV, James B. Hunt, Jr., and Charles S. Robb and scholar Dewey W. Grantham assess education, economic growth, and politics in the 1980s, with consideration of the connections between state and federal agencies, and specific issues including educational testing and standards.

At the time of this interview, Grantham, a Fellow at the National Humanities Center (1982-1983), was professor of history at Vanderbilt University. The other guests were members of the National Task Force on Education for Economic Growth convened by the Education Commission of the States, which met in the Research Triangle Park, N.C., May 4-6, 1983. Hunt, governor of North Carolina, chaired the ECS and cochaired the task force along with Frank Cary, chairman of IBM, and du Pont, governor of Delaware. Alexander was governor of Tennessee and Robb was governor of Virginia.

This edition of Soundings was conducted by Wayne J. Pond.

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