Education: The Board

At first glance, the members of the Los Angeles school board seemed to be eminently respectable citizens. Then the city began to take a closer look. Last week, after a year of public investigation, Los Angeles clearly saw as sordid a scandal as has ever come out of a big city's schools.

The tale began 13 months ago, when a county grand jury convened to investigate charges that the examinations given to school-system telephone operators were "rigged" to discriminate against Negroes and Jews. In the course of the hearings, a crusading school principal named...

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