Education: The Price of Excellence

Despite all the greatly increased sums of money being spent on U.S. education, the richest nation on earth has plenty of educational shortcomings, some of which could be cured by money. And some school systems that need help the most can get no more from those they serve. On these two propositions, even those who hate paying more taxes or who fear federal intrusion in education are generally agreed. Last week President Kennedy sent to Congress a proposal for the Federal Government to take up the neglected responsibility. It was shrewdly designed to...

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