Essay: THE BIG FEDERAL MOVE INTO EDUCATION

"I WILL never do anything in my entire life that excites me more, or benefits the nation I serve more, or makes the land and all of its people better and wiser and stronger, or anything that I think means more to freedom and justice in the world than what we have done with this education bill."

So said Lyndon Johnson in his rambling pastoral prose, and many U.S. educators agree with him about the historic importance of the new law that is formally titled the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. "It is a tremendous breakthrough," says Atlanta School Superintendent...

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