STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, a sound program of free public education, available to the entire citizenry, is essential to the preservation of the freedom and the rights and privileges we today enjoy; and
WHEREAS, the establishment and maintenance of good schools in Delaware is essential to our progress and prosperity, and to assure that our State will make its contribution to a strong national defense; and
WHEREAS, the nation's schools and the schools of Delaware continue to be confronted by problems such as shortages of teachers, classrooms and financial support which can be solved only by public understanding and public action; and
WHEREAS, a rapidly changing world which comprehends the doubling of present knowledge within the next generation requires that education change to meet these new challenges while giving full recognition of the worth of the individual, the obligations of responsible citizenship, the dignity of constructive employment, and the value of basic moral and spiritual values; and
WHEREAS, the new tool, Educational Television, needs to be immediately put to work so that increased efficiency in the communication of knowledge between the class room teacher and the student can be assured; and
WHEREAS, under provisions of Chapter 41, Section 4111, Title 14 of the Delaware Code, this office is authorized to issue a proclamation relative to American Education Week:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of November 10-16, 1963, as
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
and do earnestly request all citizens and all organizations interested in education and the welfare of children to become further acquainted with the advancing programs of education and to rededicate themselves to the need for strengthening and improving this essential safeguard of our nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this fourth day of October, in the year of Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-eighth.
ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor
ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State