Nation: Where the Dollars Were

THE dispute between Capitol Hill and the White House over education and health spending involved an assortment of programs varying in size and purpose. Items: IMPACT AID. The largest addition to the President's budget was made here. Begun in 1950, the impact aid program was designed to relieve the burden school districts bear when they must serve large numbers of children of federal employees. There are two classes of such aid: one for children whose parents—typically military families—live and work on a federal base and thus pay no local school taxes, another for children whose parents live in the community...

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