Education: Report Card

¶ In Mississippi the state legislature adopted a new one-year trial program of "separate but equal" public education for Negro and white children. Starting in July the state will consolidate hundreds of small local schools, equalize Negro and white teachers' pay, provide 600 new school buses. Estimated cost of the program: $34 million (regular annual school budget: $25 million), making Mississippi's 1954-55 outlay for education its biggest in history. Should the Supreme Court abolish segregation, a special legislative committee will advise Governor Hugh White on legal ways to circumvent the court's decision.

¶For the first time in 76 years, Yale's undergraduate Daily...

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