Education: Evasive Action

Georgia and Louisiana voted last week on desegregation as well as on Congressmen. Both states approved measures designed to evade the Supreme Court ban on segregation in the public schools.

Georgia, by a slim margin, approved the long-threatened "private school" amendment to the state constitution. The amendment would permit the state legislature to allot public school funds to private individuals "for educational purposes." Under the scheme, white schools in Negro districts would be put in "private" hands; white pupils would get money from the state, pay it as "tuition" to the all-white "private" schools.

The amendment's highly vocal opponents (including State School Superintendent...

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