Affidavit Downed

American colleges favor repeal of the disclaimer affidavit in the National Defense Education Act by a 3 to 1 margin, the American Council on Education reported recently.

However, only half of the member colleges in the ACE replied to a special questionnaire on NDEA, which was circulated last month. 1200 questionnaires were sent out, with replies favoring repeal of the affidavit and 178 opposing repeal.

The Senate repealed the affidavit last June, but the House took no action last session. Some observers are speculated that a completely bill will be placed before Congress next session.