Education: Breakthrough?

Much of the furor over soaring enrollment sounds as if U.S. colleges and universities might go broke by 1968 trying to handle some 6,000,000 students each year. Not so. says the Council for Financial Aid to Education. The monster invasion will indeed cost a staggering amount —$11.5 billion for new buildings and equipment alone in the "crisis" decade 1957-67. But the council found "grounds for hope that we are at last approaching a breakthrough." Main evidence: construction has consistently matched rising enrollment. Since 1955, colleges and universities have apparently been able to spend some 20% more a year ($925 million in...

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