Public Schools: Common-Sense Compromise

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

If endowed by Providence with the right to perform one solitary, spectacular miracle, most school boards in Northern U.S. cities would use it to solves the deadlocked problems of de facto segregation. The Gary, Ind., board for example, concluded that it would not take any responsibility for desegregating its schools, and made its decision stick in the courts; the U.S. Supreme Court a fortnight ago turned down a chacne to hear the case. Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia are bogged down for reasons that range from white backlash to a school-board inertia. New York City's Board of...

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