40 Years After ESEA, Federal Role in Schools Is Broader Than Ever
If President Lyndon B. Johnson were alive today, he might be a little surprised to see what’s become of the federal schools legislation he signed into law 40 years ago this week.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act has been amended and rewritten many times since April 11, 1965, the day Mr. Johnson stood before the former one-room schoolhouse in Stonewall, Texas, he once attended to make it the law of the land.
In many ways, the middle-aged law barely resembles the infant born in the...
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