Education: Rebel Yells

Throughout the state of Virginia, an icy wind blew. Freezing rain fell in the north, and there was snow in the mountains of the southwest. But last week Virginians trooped to the polls in force to chalk up a vote second only to the state record set in the 1952 presidential election. By a majority of two to one, they called for a special convention to amend their constitution and circumvent the U.S. Supreme Court's decision against segregation in the schools.

In a sense, the action called for was mild. The voters simply approved a...

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