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America Forward: ESEA Congressional Consideration Preview

The following post is by Lexi Barrett, America Forward’s Policy Director. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the most far-reaching federal law affecting education across the country. ESEA was initially enacted in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” Upon signing the bill into law, President Johnson remarked that the law represented “a major new