Education: The Price

Replying to those who want to abolish segregation in the public schools, Southerners sometimes fall back on a final line of defense: if only the South were let alone, it would equalize facilities and then everyone would be happy. But last week, in a special report on his state's 67 counties, Superintendent of Education J. W. Terry told just how far Alabama would have to go to bring its schools up to even "acceptable standards." Because of the condition of the Negro schools, said Terry, Alabama would have to pay $298,633,000. Among the counties listed:

¶ Dallas: $5,327,500 for Negro schools compared...

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