Federal Aid: One Big Gulp

With the heady homily that "education is the keystone in the arch of freedom and progress," President Kennedy last week sent to Congress a 24-part federal aid bill that would cost $1.25 billion for the first year and touch every level of education, from kindergartens to public libraries to graduate schools. The President calls it "a prudent and balanced program." and he wants it passed at one gulp, taking his text from Thomas Jefferson: "Let us keep our eye steadily on the whole system."

The President's plan is apparently to try to get...

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