The Political Interest Life After High School

"IF I EVER WIN THIS DEAL," BILL CLINTON SAID 14 MONTHS ago, "and if I'm remembered for only one thing, I hope it's national service. It's the best money we could ever spend, and I mean to spend it."

As good as his word, Clinton is pushing a four-year, $7.4 billion appropriation for national service, the plan that would permit students to finance their post-secondary education by working for up to two years in a variety of community jobs. Even with a price tag that steep, however, the program can fund at most 150,000 Americans a year by 1997, a fraction...

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