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Lady Bird Johnson & The Legacy of Head Start

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 “Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”
--Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson
2012 marks the 100th birthday of C.A. “Lady Bird” Johnson. In recognition of her work as the honorary chair of the board of the original Head Start program, her service in the War on Poverty and her active role in structuring and defending the Great Society, Texas State University—San Marcos celebrates the life of Lady Bird Johnson and her contributions to early childhood education, and education beyond the younger years on the most vulnerable members of the diverse society of Texas —its children.