Education: Dead Calm for Federal Aid

The cry for new emphasis on education that followed the launching of the first Soviet Sputnik last year has been reduced to a whisper on Capitol Hill. As Congress began driving for adjournment last week, two National Defense Education Act bills were stuck tight in committee in both the House and.Senate.

At the outset, both bills bore genuine promise of a substantial long-term federal boost for education on a broad scale. The House bill would cost about $1 billion during the next seven years, and would provide:

¶ 23,000 four-year $2,000 college scholarships to...

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