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for Popular Government Vol. 35 Issue 7, Apr 1969
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Remarking on two national studies, the Kerner Commission and the Urban Coalition report, the author compares these national findings with discriminatory actions visible within the state's education system. Mr. Hill tracks the genesis of these social problems between American citizens with lack of education, especially higher education, for minorities. Lack of higher education amongst minorities often begins with lower incomes, lack of available federal loans, and almost no financial aid at the time.
In the mid-1950s, North Carolinians faced several problems revolving around changing industrial trends and providing young citizens with employment opportunities within the state. During the following decades, emphasis shifted to the research triangle and specifically the universities (Duke, North Carolina State, and UNC Chapel Hill) and the development of research and professional development. The author reviews the significance of the research triangle for the region and the state in supplying training and employment to young state residents.
PPB refers to the Program, Planning, and Budgeting program for the state's educational system. The program was applied for the first time to education in 1969 and was intended to prevent long-term problems in education. Six areas of education were targeted by the program; developing basic skills, improving vocational and occupational output, advanced professional talents, overall improvement of citizen and community, research, and support of education.