Education: Standing P.A.T.

"I don't care," said eleven-year-old Ann Marie Dark. "My parents do." Ann was one of 148 students transferred, for reasons of racial balance, from a New York City junior high that has been 95% white to a school whose pupils have been 71% Negro and Puerto Rican. Her parents are members of P.A.T. (Parents and Taxpayers), a group of New York City citizens, almost all of them white, who are determined to block the Board of Education's experimental program for breaking down de facto segregation. Getting the school year off to an angry start, they stunned the nation's largest system with...

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