Expansion of Educational Television

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New Support for Educational Television

Educational television, now celebrating its tenth anniversary with 63 stations on the air, is expected to advance more rapidly in the next few years. More than 40 additional stations are making preparations to go on the air. The growth to date has been achieved without any financial assistance from the federal government. State, local and private funds alone have made it possible for more than three million pupils in 7,500 schools to benefit from instructional television programs.

Because televsion is believed capable of sparking a broad upgrading in the quality of Amercan education, with maximum development of individual potentialities at comparatively low cost, Congress has been asked to provide federal “seed money” to accelerate expansion of state and regional educational TV ...

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