Summer School Innovations

Archive Report

College Boosters for the Disadvantaged

Summer school—long the stepchild of American education —is rapidly becoming a vital, if not indispensable, part of the entire educational system. Its new importance is a product of the current campaign to overcome the so-called crisis in education—a drive marked by efforts to improve the quality and availability of education for all, especially for disadvantaged children of poor families and for gifted children in every rank of society. The drive has gained momentum because the government and private foundations, recognizing the nation's need for more highly educated manpower at all levels of employment, have appropriated large sums of money to attain that goal.

The new money comes to the educators at a time when their traditionally conservative profession has been in ...

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