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ERIC Number: ED002376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 3
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FROM BONFIRE TO PRAIRIE FIRE.
PLAUT, RICHARD L.
A PAPER PRESENTED TO A WORKSHOP FOR PERSONNEL FROM THE 16 PROJECT ABLE CITIES ENLARGES UPON THE THEME THAT TO CREATE GENUINE EQUALITY OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY, EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS HAVE TO BE UNEQUAL. ATTEMPTS TO CARRY OUT EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION INCLUDE THE EFFORTS OF THE NEW YORK CITY COMMISSION ON INTEGRATION WHOSE SUCCESS AT A CITY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL LED TO THE HIGHER HORIZONS PREVENTIVE PROGRAM IN NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS. CONSULTATION AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ABOUT WHAT IS BEING LEARNED IN NEW YORK CITY IS OFFERED TO OTHER COMMUNITIES THROUGH COMMUNITY TALENT SEARCH (CTS), SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SERVICE AND FUND FOR NEGRO STUDENTS (NSSFNS). RESULTS HAVE BEEN MANY, WITH PROJECTS SPREADING TO OTHER STATES AND COMMUNITIES. PUBLISHED ARTICLES IN POPULAR MAGAZINES HAVE DESCRIBED THE BENEFICIAL PROGRAMS. PERHAPS 250,000 DEPRIVED CHILDREN ARE NOW BENEFITING FROM SPECIAL SERVICES. THERE ARE EIGHT TO TEN MILLION DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, ILLUSTRATING THE NECESSARY SCOPE OF THE PROGRAMS. A NATIONAL TALENT FOUNDATION, SIMILAR TO THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED TO ENABLE STUDENTS OF PROMISE TO CONTINUE STUDYING AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL. THESE ARE THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ATTAIN ONLY AVERAGE ACHIEVEMENT BECAUSE OF DEFICIENCIES RESULTING FROM CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC HANDICAPS.
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Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York); PROJECT ABLE