Education: Taxes v. Student Politics

Even in the anger that followed Kent and Cambodia, most college students felt that political activity was a better way to try to end the war than violence. Hundreds joined ambitious projects to campaign for peace candidates in this fall's elections. They are getting little help from "the system"—especially the Internal Revenue Service.

The IRS has taken a dim view of certain on-campus political activities. At issue are plans that call for 1) coordinating student campaigners through campus centers (like those sponsored by the Princeton-based Movement for a New Congress), and 2) granting pre-election...

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