Schools: The Pittsburgh Philosophy

School integration, as every big-city educator knows, is not just a matter of folding Negro students in with white ones. The whites have got to stick around—and many of them don't. In 25 years, the proportion of Negro children in the public schools has jumped from 9% to 51% in Chicago, from 8% to 47% in New York, from 14% to 54% in Philadelphia, and from 39% to 90% in Washington. In Pittsburgh the Negro school population has more than doubled since World War II—and Pittsburgh is responding with a creative new program designed to raise the standard of...

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