Education: Report Card

¶ As of last fall, said the Census Bureau last week, enrollments in U.S. schools and colleges were up to a record 36 million—a jump of 1,540,000 over 1953. Most surprising statistic: since 1948, the number of pupils in private elementary and secondary schools has gone up 49%, while the public schools have increased only 20%.

¶ Robert ("Tut") Patterson, secretary of Mississippi's pro-segregation Citizens Councils, suggested that all the councils do as the one in Sunflower County is doing: present high-school students with copies of Circuit Judge Tom Brady's Negro-baiting Black Monday, then offer a $50 prize to the pupil who...

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