Statement by the President on Recent Legislation in the Field of Education.
THE 88th Congress has made a distinguished and unparalleled record in the education field. The new laws are new landmarks in our educational progress.
I believe it is imperative to carrying out the intent of Congress for these valuable and constructive measures to be put into operation as promptly and efficiently as possible. The regional meetings scheduled throughout the Nation next month will be an important first step in helping local administrators get started without delay.
I am asking Dr. Keppel to be my personal representative at these sessions and to convey to local school officials and educators my determination that we work together with new earnestness--at all levels--to make our vision equal to our responsibilities in educating America's youth.
Note: In the closing paragraph the President referred to Francis Keppel, U.S. Commissioner of Education.
The President's statement was part of a White House release announcing a series of 1-day meetings to be held at 5 major cities to acquaint educators and administrators with the provisions of the new legislation. The statement was released at Austin, Tex.
Lyndon B. Johnson, Statement by the President on Recent Legislation in the Field of Education. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/241533