Education: Some Aid, Some Trade

The $887 million bill for federal aid to education passed last week is a sweeping reaffirmation of a principle well established by the Morrill Act of 1862, which set up financing for the nation's land-grant colleges, stated again in many lesser measures that followed, and restated in the vast G.I. Bill of 1944. The new measure is a compromise that provides for student loans but no undergraduate scholarships, although Alabama's Senator Lister Hill had asked for 40,000 scholarships, Alabama's Representative Carl Elliott 23,000 and President Eisenhower 10,000. But its passage was a clear victory for Sponsors Hill and Elliott and a...

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