Education: The Virginians

Since the founding of the republic, the Commonwealth of Virginia has regarded itself as the leader of the South. But never has it seemed more determined to exercise that leadership than in the fight against integration. Last week Governor Thomas Stanley signed a series of bills that gives the South the most elaborate blueprint yet conceived for getting around the U.S. Supreme Court.

At the heart of the program lies a set of budget rulings that would empower the state to withhold funds from any district or county that permits integration. In any school, integration would be a "clear and present danger"...

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