Education: The Georgia Approach

Segregated education is public policy in Georgia; it is so provided in the state constitution. Last week the Georgia legislature voted to cut Georgia's educational throat, if necessary, sooner than see that policy breached.

On Georgia's mind was the U.S. Supreme Court doctrine: where Negro education is "separate," it must be "equal" to that offered whites. This doctrine has led, after court fights, to the admittance of Negroes to white universities in Texas, Oklahoma and Kentucky. Last week the Georgia legislature voted more than $90 million for education, added two stern provisos: i) if any white school (from a district grade school...

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