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Dr. Slawson Urges Johnson to Resist Cutting Funds for Education

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.”