Education: The Cardinal Says No

Again last week, President Kennedy asked Congress to provide massive help for U.S. education. In a program much like last year's, he proposed to spend $5.7 billion over five years for buildings, scholarships and raising teachers' salaries. Parts of the program are already going through: the House has passed a bill for college-classroom construction; the Senate has passed a similar bill that authorizes 212,500 scholarships as well (the two versions must now be compromised). What the President wants to add is aid for grade and high schools. He proposed spending $2.1 billion over three years for building schools and raising teachers'...

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