Education: Take It Easy

Acting as though they were discovering and uncovering a pile of dirty linen, four segregationist members of a congressional subcommittee last week launched a windy investigation into Washington's schools. It was no secret to anyone that the D.C. schools, which started integrating two years ago, were having their troubles. But the committeemen, headed by Georgia's Representative James C. Davis,* were clearly out to make a national noise about integration—and they made some noise.

I Gotcha. His ground well prepared in advance, Subcommittee Counsel William E. Gerber of Memphis, a tough-looking, cigar-chewing product of the Crump machine, started digging for the kind of...

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