Education: Second Start

"I have determined," announced Franklin Delano Roosevelt one day last summer, "that we shall do something for the nation's unemployed Youth." Forthwith the President, by executive order, set up the National Youth Administration, appointed Assistant FERAdministrator Aubrey Williams as director, gave him $50,000,000 to spend on jobless U. S. citizens between the ages of 16 and 25 (TIME, July 8, 1935). Last week the NYA reached its first stocktaking milestone as Director Williams, having spent his $50,000,000, began the allotment of a second appropriation of $71,250,000.

That NYA had made any appreciable dent...

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