National Affairs: REPORT CARD

Progress of the States Toward School Desegregation

As the new school year began, 17 Southern and border states had widely varying records of compliance with the Supreme Court's order to enforce desegregation with "all deliberate speed." The states' report cards:

ALABAMA: Grade F. "Not one of the school boards has made any move to try to work out anything," a top Negro attorney correctly reports. The Alabama state legislature recently enacted a "Placement Bill," over the veto of Governor James ("Kissin' Jim") Folsom, empowering local school boards to place pupils in schools upon...

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