News Display: Elementary-Secondary Education Act
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 04/02/2018
Uploaded: 04/02/2018
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: News Displays, Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program
Tags: accessibility, educational legislation, equity, ESEA, funding, law and education, Lyndon Johnson, pubic schools

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Description/Abstract: News Display: Elementary-Secondary Education Act, Wednesday, 4/11


The Elementary-Secondary Education Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11th, 1965 as part of his efforts to address "The War on Poverty." This legislation funded elementary and secondary education, encouraging equal access to education and measures for accountability exercised more at the local, rather than federal level. ESEA was re-authorized by President George W. Bush as No Child Left Behind and then as Every Student Succeeds under President Barack Obama.

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