Education: Federal Aid, 1956 Style

When President Eisenhower first proposed a federal aid to education program last year, many a professional educator greeted the news with hoots, and even anger. The President's major proposal—$200 million to be spent on school construction over three years—seemed hopelessly inadequate, and the various stipulations attached to the giving threatened to smother the whole program in red tape. Last week, "in the light of a full year of further experience and study, in the light of congressional hearings and the White House Conference on Education," the

President raised the federal ante. Chief recommendations:

¶Grants to the states for school construction of $250 million...

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