Dr. Slawson Urges Johnson to Resist Cutting Funds for Education
Menu JTA Search

Dr. Slawson Urges Johnson to Resist Cutting Funds for Education

Download PDF for this date

Dr. John Slawson, executive vice-president of the American Jewish Committee, today called on President Johnson to resist cutting funds for the “Upward Bound” college preparatory program, which aids teenagers, mostly from minority groups, with the potential for college success.

Amplifying his demand, Dr. Slawson urged the creation of “Higher Education Equal Opportunity Councils” in most of the major cities of the country. These councils, he explained, “can serve to galvanize opinion and stimulate leadership to solve a problem whose extent is still largely underestimated. Statistics show very little growth in the number of poverty impacted children who are making it into college.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund