STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, our progress in promoting world and domestic peace and in assuring advances in the frontiers of medicine, science, the arts, industry, and the social sciences depends in large part on the fullest educational opportunities for all; and
WHEREAS, it has been demonstrated that education pays dividends in better human relations, in improved earning power, in personal fulfillment, in good citizenship, in economic growth, in better communities, and in improved international relations; 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 contributions 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, the State of Delaware has established the Educational Television Board and appropriated funds to make closed circuit and broadcast ETV available to every school in the State, thereby becoming the First State in the Union to make this medium of communication available to every school of a state; and
WHEREAS, the State of Delaware has established the Adult High School Extension Program to help combat the school drop-out problem and to aid those Delawareans seeking to up-grade their educational skills; 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 8-14, 1964, as
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
and do urge 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 19th day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-ninth.
ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor
ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State