Education: Speedup in Delaware

"It is time now to get down to the serious business of integration," said Federal District Court Judge Caleb Layton III last year to school officials in Delaware. He ordered grade-a-year desegregation over the next twelve years. Some 46% of Delaware's 77,000 public-school children now attend integrated schools (mainly around Northern-oriented Wilmington). But last week Negro parents, who contend that the pace is still painfully slow in the rest of Delaware, won a significant ruling from the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. By a 2-to-1 vote, the court struck down...

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