Education: Booming California

Still a shade behind New York, fast-growing California is the second most populous state in the nation. And it is growing younger, not older: next year it expects to have 500,000 more public school children than New York. Last week California's Governor Pat Brown tackled his growth problem by submitting a 1960-61 budget of $2.477 billion that is not only bigger (by $442 million) than New York's, but an impressive earnest of the power of rich states to support education. If the state legislature approves, California will spend more next year for its schools, colleges and universities than any other...

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