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ERIC Number: ED016548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct-23
Pages: 11
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A COMMITMENT FOR TOMORROW.
HARRIS, FRED R.
TO COPE WITH THE PROBLEMS OF OUR COMPLEX SOCIETY, IT IS NECESSARY TO FACE THE REALITY OF CHANGE. ADDING TO THIS COMPLEXITY, MOST OF OUR PEOPLE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE NEIGHBORS ARE FACELESS AND WHERE DECISIONS ARE FAR REMOVED. AS A CONSEQUENCE, IT IS DIFFICULT FOR THE TYPICAL PERSON TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF HIS OWN LIFE AND TO FIND REAL MEANING AND VALUE IN THAT LIFE, WHETHER IT IS IN RURAL OR URBAN AMERICA. WE NEED A NATIONAL POLICY TO SLOW THE MIGRATION OF PEOPLE FROM RURAL TO URBAN AREAS. ALTHOUGH THIS WILL NOT PROVIDE A TOTAL SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM, GIVEN THE JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND JOB TRAINING, MANY RURAL PEOPLE WILL CHOOSE TO REMAIN IN RURAL AREAS RATHER THAN MIGRATE. TYPICALLY, ECONOMICALLY DEPRESSED AREAS PROVIDE POOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, BUT DEDICATED PERSONS WORKING IN THESE AREAS, WHO CARE FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THINK THEY CAN LEARN, CAN MAKE AN IMPACT. BY PROVIDING YOUTH WITH THIS TYPE OF PROGRAM, ENCOURAGING THEIR PARTICIPATION IN SOCIETY, AND FURNISHING AMPLE JOB OPPORTUNITIES, IT WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR AMERICA TO RETAIN ITS POSITION OF GREATNESS. THIS SPEECH WAS DELIVERED AT THE NATIONAL OUTLOOK CONFERENCE ON RURAL YOUTH, OCTOBER 23-26, 1967, WASHINGTON, D.C., SPONSORED JOINTLY BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE, HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE, INTERIOR, AND LABOR, OEO, AND THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON YOUTH OPPORTUNITY. (ES)
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