Education: Should All Northern Schools Be Integrated?

The U.S. has long cherished the "neighborhood school," a concept as American as apple pie. It is the simple idea that children are best served by their own local school—a school that they can walk to. a living symbol of local roots, pride and progress. Now this idea is under sharp attack because it means that where neighborhoods are segregated by race, schools are too.

Organized Negroes, notably those in the N.A.A.C.P., argue that desegregating schools cannot await desegregating housing. Some federal judges and other authorities are beginning to agree.

Duty & Equity. Roughly...

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