Authorization of D.C. Public Liberal Arts and Junior Colleges: Hearings, Before the Public Health, Education, Welfare, and Safety Subcommittee, Eighty-ninth Congress, Second Session. March 14, 15, and 24, 1966

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1966 - 352 pages
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Considers S. 293 and S. 1612, to establish a Board of Higher Education in D.C., a four year college of arts and science into which D.C. Teacher's College would be merged, and establish a two year junior college. The board would be empowered to accredit other D.C. junior colleges.

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