Policy: Prelude to a New Push

Buoyed by the ease with which he secured one of the most far-reaching federal-aid-to-education acts in U.S. history, Lyndon Johnson last week assembled some 700 of the nation's most imaginative educators and nonacademic civic leaders for a White House Conference on Education. The size and scope of the two-day meeting led to one clear conclusion: the nation's top teacher is planning another big federal push into education, perhaps next year, and is reaching for both ideas and support.

It was the first such conference since Dwight Eisenhower called one ten years ago....

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