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Upward Bound's Success In Interest Group Politics, Jessica Yusaitis May 2006

Upward Bound's Success In Interest Group Politics, Jessica Yusaitis

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

I examine how interest groups can gain and maintain federal funding by following one successful case study – Upward Bound.

Upward Bound is a federal program, headed by the Department of Education, which assists low-income high school students with finishing high school and with entering and succeeding in higher education. In 2005, President Bush proposed to cut finding for Upward Bound in order to further fund his No Child Left Behind initiative. However, UB managed to conduct a rewarding venture into interest group politics, and the program was reauthorized.

I plan for this project to serve as a handbook for citizen-based ...