The Congress: The Colleges' Turn

Education, as Lyndon Johnson has repeatedly observed, is the door to the Great Society, and the 89th Congress has been eager to unbolt it. The $1.3 billion Elementary and Secondary Education Act passed just before the Easter recess, stirred great interest among constituents back home, and Congressmen have been even more enthusiastic about the Administration's companion bill, which authorizes new subsidies for colleges and universities. By the time it reached the House floor last week, Adam Clayton Powell's Education and Labor Committee had more than dou bled the Administration's original request for $260 million to finance the bill during its...

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