Education: Dear Candidates: Watch Out

In this open letter for TIME to Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, Wellesley College President Barbara W. Newell warns that they should not be complacent about the problems faced by college students:

Do not be deceived by the apparent "back to normal" campus atmosphere. This is not an apathetic college generation. Inflation, coupled with the shrinking portion of national income appropriated for education, is bound to have disastrous effects upon student morale. Students are worried about the rising cost of education and the scarcity of jobs after graduation. A basic uneasiness on campus today...