Education: Slow But Not Sure

How much progress has been made in desegregating Southern schools since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision two years ago? Last week the nonprofit, nonpartisan Southern Education Reporting Service published a survey that leads to only one conclusion: progress has been slow—and anything but sure.

Of some 4,540 school districts with Negro pupils, only 540 have desegregated or are in the process of doing so. The border states have made the best records. Maryland has started desegregation in 15 of its 22 counties, Kentucky in 41 of its 184 districts. Oklahoma has integrated its schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and 86 other...

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