Education: The Kansas City Trouble

Since the public schools of Kansas City, Mo. were integrated four years ago, the board of education has tried to hush up ugly racial incidents. But parents heard stories from their children, and the word soon got around town: in a few schools, white and Negro pupils were living by gangland rule. One ominous piece of supporting evidence: police cars kept daily watch on certain schools when the children arrived and left.

Last week, after one of his white male teachers had been hit by a Negro pupil, School Superintendent James A. Hazlett finally brought the mess into the open....