Lyndon B. Johnson Message to Congress on Education

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On January 12, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson sent Congress a forceful education message proposing “that we declare a national goal of Full Educational Opportunity.” Further, he asserted, “Every child must be encouraged to get as much education as he has the ability to take.” Johnson’s message tried to side step opposition to funding private, parochial schools by basing federal support on the number of children from low-income families. To blunt fear of federal involvement in local schools, the administration called for funds to be distributed by grants to states and provided that local districts have wide discretion on the use of funds.

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Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973. "Lyndon B. Johnson Message to Congress on Education." Lyndon B. Johnson Message to Congress on Education, January 12, 1965; “Education” folder, Box 1; Senate Committee on Education and Labor; 89th Congress, Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.. Accessed 30 May 2017. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/43.

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Title

Lyndon B. Johnson Message to Congress on Education

Subject

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

Description

On January 12, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson sent Congress a forceful education message proposing “that we declare a national goal of Full Educational Opportunity.” Further, he asserted, “Every child must be encouraged to get as much education as he has the ability to take.” Johnson’s message tried to side step opposition to funding private, parochial schools by basing federal support on the number of children from low-income families. To blunt fear of federal involvement in local schools, the administration called for funds to be distributed by grants to states and provided that local districts have wide discretion on the use of funds.

Creator

Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973

Source

Lyndon B. Johnson Message to Congress on Education, January 12, 1965; “Education” folder, Box 1; Senate Committee on Education and Labor; 89th Congress, Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.

Publisher

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

1965-01-12

Contributor

Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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Language

English

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Document

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Coverage

Washington DC