Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society

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The programs created by Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society aimed to improve the country by eradicating poverty and social injustice. The education system contributes to systematic oppression. A good education is crucial to gaining success in the United States; education is also very expensive and not always accessible to those who cannot afford it. With Ⅳ titles, the Higher Education Act (HEA) was established in September of 1965 as the first solution to the issue of accessibility. It provided the federal scholarships and started programs like Upward Bound and Talent Search to find needy students and give them the scholarships they required in order to attend a college or university. Before the HEA, little attention was given to making higher…show more content…
The most notable reauthorization was that of 1972. The reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1972 was signed by President Nixon. It focused on rectifying the Educational Opportunity Grant (EOG) and developing grant-based assistance programs so that grants would become a foundational part of federal aid to higher education. The changes made to the Act promised to equalize federal aid by ensuring that all students with the same level of need would receive the same amount of aid and by going directly to the student, as opposed to using the college or university as an intermediary. This reauthorization also established the Title Ⅸ legislation which states that: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Title Ⅸ greatly influenced the growth of women’s participation in sports in collegiate athletics. Also introduced in the reauthorization of 1972 was the Basic Educational Opportunity Act which later became the Pell Grant in the reauthorization of 1980. The reauthorization of 1972 marked a shift away from loans towards grants, that is until the 1990s when loans began to supersede

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