Proposal for Federal Aid to Schools
Educational opportunities for children throughout the United States will be brought up to a minimum standard if the 81st Congress enacts legislation similar to the Educational Finance bill which passed the Senate in April 1948. President Truman has repeatedly urged adoption of such a law. The 1948 Democratic platform said:
We advocate federal aid for education administered by and under the control of the states. We vigorously support the authorization which was so shockingly ignored by the Republican 80th Congress for the appropriation of $300,000,000 as a beginning of federal aid to the states to assist them in meeting the present education needs. We insist upon the right of every American child to obtain a good education.
Sen. Aiken (R., Vt.), ...