Education: Emergency Measures

In view of the alarming shortage of classrooms (300,000) in the nation's public schools, it was probably inevitable that the Federal Government should have to step in. But how to provide federal aid without federal control? Last week President Eisenhower offered his own solution: a $7 billion school-construction program whose very complexity seemed designed to safeguard the authority of state and community by avoiding direct federal grants on a wholesale scale. The President's recommendations:

¶ $750 million appropriation to enable the Government to buy school bonds issued by local communities over the next three years.

¶ An appropriation to enable the Government...

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