Roosevelt’s New Deal led to experimentation with federal education programs. But it was not until 1965, with the passage of the Johnson’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act, that federal funding for education was directed toward increasing the resources in poor communities. Project Head Start and funding for education in school districts whose student body consisted of a majority of low-income students were key elements of Great Society programs. Here in New Hampshire public education is tied to property taxes. Since the Claremont decision that required the state to fund an “adequate education” for all students, lawmakers have struggled to comply with the ruling. Panelists will discuss the history and future of the Claremont decision, and especially what constitutes an “adequate education.”
This is a hybrid event. Registration is required for in-person attendance and virtual attendance.
This program is part of the Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talks 2024 series, funded in part by New Hampshire Humanities through a Community Project Grant.
Join us as we celebrate 50 years of bringing the humanities to your community!
Sunday, March 10, 2024 2:00pm
Keene Public Library60 Winter St.Keene NH 03431
Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.