Education: The Last Turning?

For a good 17 months the U.S. has been waiting for the Supreme Court to make its decision on five cases involving segregation in the public schools—and wondering what would happen if the court declared segregation to be illegal.

This week, as the Court did just that (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), the University of North Carolina Press published the first of a series of reports that may provide some answers. Written by Little Rock's Arkansas Gazette Editor Harry S. Ashmore, The Negro and the Schools is the result of a long investigation carried out by...

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