Education: Report Card

¶ Deciding the second of the five original cases that led the U.S. Supreme Court to bar segregation in the public schools, a three-judge federal court in Richmond, Va. refused to force Prince Edward County to desegregate its schools this fall. Said the court: "It would not be practicable, because of the adjustment and rearrangement required for the purpose."

¶ In a sweeping move to preserve Alabama's segregated schools, the state senate approved a house bill to give local school boards "full and final authority" to assign individual pupils to whatever schools the...

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