The ESEA at 40

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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act has seen plenty of changes over the past 40 years. Some highlights:

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, ushering in a major expansion of the federal role in schools. The centerpiece of the new law is the Title I program for disadvantaged students.

SOURCE: Education Week

38 nclb targeted: Connecticut pledges first state legal challenge to the federal education law. HIGH HOPES R.I. Rejects Emphasis on Tests as Graduation Requirement

“I’ve never trusted state assessments to be used as gates and measures en masse.”
Peter J. McWalters
Commissioner of Education
Rhode Island
“I don’t think we’ve ever seen such an outpouring of love from young people for a pope.”
H. Newton Malony
Senior Professor of Psychology
Fuller Theological Seminary

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—President Johnson at 1965 signing, with his childhood teacher Kate Deadrich Loney.
—Photo courtesy of Frank Wolfe/L.B.J. Library

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