Education: The Cardinal's Claim

On every hustings in the land, Candidate John F. Kennedy vowed to back king-sized federal aid to education, and his post-election task force on education three weeks ago urged the spending of more than $9 billion over the next 4½ years, including no-strings grants of $30-$50 per public school pupil. If the soberer President-elect seemed unsure "whether we have the resources immediately to take on the whole program," Kennedy still aimed at massive federal aid. Then last week his fellow Roman Catholic, New York's Francis Cardinal Spellman, voiced a loud objection; some of the money, he said, must go to...

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