EDUCATION ACT OF 1965 (ESEA)

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The Most Far-reaching Federal Legislation

It was a Great Society program enacted in 1965 that allocates Federal funding for primary and secondary school education and forbs the establishment of a national curriculum.

Who is covered under this Act?

The children of low-income families, particularly rural, Native American, neglected, migrant, homeless and English language limited families are the primary target of the provisions of this bill

Lyndon B. Johnson at the ESEA signing ceremony, with his childhood teacher.