Education: A Price for Principles

It was hard to know just what to do with Clarence E. McVey, the North Carolina carpenter who had been jailed after he defied a court order and insisted on sending his son to school a year before the law permits (TIME, April 9). Last week, Judge Leo Carr finally made his decision. Since David had nearly finished the school year, said the court, he might stay on and be promoted with his class. But father McVey would have to pay a price for his principles: a $150 fine or another 20 days in jail for contempt of court. Carpenter McVey,...

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