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What does NDEA stand for?

NDEA stands for National Defense Education Act

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Later amidst the Cold War, the Eisenhower National Defense Education Act poured unprecedented federal funds into educating and inspiring the nation's top students.
His arrangement is chronological, and a sampling of texts shows Virginia statutes in 1656 on the education of Indian children held hostage, Noah Webster's 1783 The American Spelling Book, Frederick Douglass' 1845 Narrative, The New Way to Education by Marcus Garvey, John Dewey on education versus trade-training in 1915, the Asian experience in California 1919-20, the National Defense Education Act of 1958, John Holt's 1964 How Children Fail, school desegregation in Boston in 1967, the Rough Rock Demonstration School of the Navajo Nation in 1970, and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Within a year, Congress passed the National Defense Education Act and by the time Apollo II landed the first humans on the moon in July 1969, American mathematics, science and technology were the envy of the world.
Introduction to Global Competency The importance of educating US citizens to be internationally aware and knowledgeable first emerged in response to national security needs during the cold war era when congress passed the National Defense Education Act of 1958 (National Defense Education Act, 1958).