ERIC Number: ED077463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Toward Equal Opportunity for Higher Education. Report of the Panel on Financing Low-Income and Minority Students in Higher Education.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
In May 1970, the College Scholarship Service of the College Entrance Examination Board convened a panel of 11 individuals concerned with the educational needs of students from poverty and minority populations. Their task was to define, from their own perspectives, the higher educational needs of not only minority youth but all young people from backgrounds of poverty, and to develop recommendations for social policies that could lower the most persistent barrier to undergraduate higher education for the poor, lack of money. This, the panel's final report, seeks to give structure and measure to the national commitment required to fulfill the needs of the poor and minority youth for higher education. The panel proposes a new federal program of grants, loans and special services that would provide the dollars necessary not only to fulfill the expectations of the poor for higher education, but also to match the promise of this society of equal opportunity for all its citizens. The dollar cost of lowering the financial barriers to higher education are great, but the social costs of continuing current inequities are even greater. Only with equal educational opportunity can there be equal economic and social opportunity. See also ED 046 333. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: Black Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Financial Support, Higher Education, Minority Groups
Publications Order Office, College Entrance Examination Board, Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.