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H.J.Res. 267 (96th): A joint resolution to provide for designation of Friday, March 7, 1980, as “Teacher Day, United States of America”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Mar 5, 1980 (Passed Congress).

94 STAT. 66                         PUBLIC LAW 96-198—MAR. 5, 1980
                   Public Law 96-198
                   96th Congress
                                                 Joint Resolution
  Mar. 5, 1980     To provide for designation of Friday, March 7,1980, as "Teacher Day, United States
 [H.J. Res. 267]                                       of America".

                   Whereas teachers, through education of the young, provide both
                     the foundation of modern civilization and the means for enhanc-
                     ing the lives of all members of society; and
                   Whereas the personal inspiration and enrichment which students
                     receive from their teachers extend far beyond the few years
                     spent in the classroom to exert a valuable lifelong influence on
                     the young people of this Nation, and through them, on all of our
                     citizens; and
                   Whereas teachers richly deserve individual recognition, honor, and
                     encouragement for their dedication and excellence in the pursuit
                     of their profession; and such recognition, honor, and encourage-
                     ment should be bestowed each year on a nationwide basis; and
                   Whereas students, parents, school administrators, and all other
                     citizens of the United States should be encouraged to personally
                     communicate by word and deed to their present and former
                     teachers, the special appreciation and recognition that teachers
                     so richly deserve: Now, therefore, be it
                     Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
Teacher Day,       States ofAmerica in Congress assembled. That the President is hereby
United States
of America.        authorized and requested to issue a proclamation designating Friday,
Designation        March 7, 1980, as "Teacher Day, United States of America", and
authorization.     inviting the people of the United States to observe the period with
                   appropriate activities.
                     Approved March 5, 1980.

                   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
                   SENATE REPORT No. 96-576 accompanying S.J. Res. 135 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
                   CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 126 (1980):
                        Feb. 25, considered and passed House.
                        Feb. 26, S.J. Res. 135 considered and passed Senate.
                        Feb. 27, Senate vitiated passage of S.J. Res. 135; H.J. Res. 267 passed in lieu.