Public Schools: Boston's Busing Battle

"I believe that little children should go to schools in their own neighbor hoods with the children with whom they play — it's as simple as that."

So says Mrs. Louise Day Hicks 46 chairman of the five-man Boston School Committee, which sets policy for Boston's public schools. For months she has been waging a determined fight to keep Negroes from busing their children out of the black districts into white neighborhood schools, even though the city has an "open enrollment" policy that permits any child to transfer to any school where there is room.

Despite that policy, and thanks partly...

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