Education: Integration North & South

In the moral drama of school integration, the South last week showed its good side, and the North its bad:

¶ In Georgia, the legislature tossed out state laws compelling segregation. New laws permit integrated public schools (probable city pattern) or state-aided, segregated private schools (possible rural pattern). Only Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina remain pledged to segregation at all costs.

¶ In embattled New Orleans, where one school is integrated, a third-grade white boy peacefully broke the total white boycott at another, McDonogh No. 19. To aid many city teachers, who went unpaid...

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