ABSTRACT

Kennedy’s death would assure that the youngest man yet elected to the Presidency would never grow old in the minds of those who shared his life. The historical verdict on the Kennedy Administration is thus prey to an inordinate supply of supposition and conjecture. It is especially difficult to evaluate what Kennedy hoped would be his third of eight years in the White House. In 1963 the Kennedy timetable became extremely important in the quest for federal aid for elementary and secondary education, as it became clear that circumstances of his and others’ making had combined to postpone federal aid’s day of fulfillment.