Education: Three Priorities

President Kennedy's $5.6 billion bill for aid to education came to grief last year because it offered too many targets to too many sharpshooters. Economy-minded Southern Democrats and Mid-western Republicans opposed the whole idea of such sweeping federal aid. Roman Catholics wanted parochial schools included in the bill's $2.3 billion for elementary and high school construction and teachers' salaries. The House Rules Committee locked the bill up, 8-7, and when Kennedy's House lieutenants tried to bypass the committee and bring it directly to the floor last August, the result was a 242-170 defeat....

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