Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership


In a symbolic gesture President Lyndon Baines Johnson elected to sign the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-10, 89 Congress, H.R. 2362) in the little Texas schoolhouse where he had received his first years of formal education. On this occasion he indicated the importance which he attached to this piece of legislation by saying, "As President, I believe deeply that no law I have ever signed or will sign means more to the future of our country." History will eventually rule on the validity of this unprecedented assertion, but friend and foe are in agreement that this bill constituted the most ambitious federally-financed program enacted to improve the educational opportunities of children in the United States.


A Field Study Project Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College the University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education. Copyright Richard B. Ulmer, Sr., May, 1969

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