Higher Education Bill: Universal BA?

Grant, Gerald
June 1972
New Republic;6/24/72, Vol. 166 Issue 26, p13
Presents information related to the passage of the Higher Education Bill in the U.S. Congress. Views that the declining birthrate has obscured the fact that higher education will expand in the 1970s; Impact of the passage of the bill on federal aid to students in the U.S.; Information on the Basic Educational Opportunity Grants in the bill; Benefits to low-income students due to the passage of the bill; Proposal of Representative Edith Green to provide federal aid to institutions on basis of number of students enrolled regardless of family income; Views that the bill raises a serious question of public policy in that it ties most benefits for the 18-24 year-olds to their presence in formal institutions of learning.


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