Students: A Break for Lonely Losers

Upward Bound is the federal antipoverty program's teen-age counterpart of the preschool Head Start program. Now two years old, it has taken 20,000 high school students whose grades failed to match their ability, sent them to 220 college campuses for summertime remedial work in an attempt to prepare more children from low-income families for a college education. One survey of the 1965 summer group shows that 80% did enter college and only 23% failed to finish their first year—roughly the average freshman-class dropout rate. The program, says the Office of Economic Opportunity's...

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