Education: Not Yet

The debate had been so heated that Congressman Tom Steed of Oklahoma finally threw up his hands in disgust. "The chairman cannot preside over a riot," said he. For 19 days behind closed doors, the House Education and Labor Committee had wrangled, but it was still getting nowhere on the Senate-approved federal aid-to-education bill.

The issue causing all the trouble: whether federal funds should go to private and parochial as well as public schools. Roman Catholic spokesmen were plumping for a definite commitment to parochial schools. Their opponents wanted all private schools barred. The Senate bill, which left the matter up...

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