The Nation: A Supreme Court Yes to Busing

NO single word in all the arguments over school integration has inspired as much fear and anger as busing. The idea of taking a child out of his own neighborhood to help integrate a school elsewhere outrages many parents. Yet as a practical matter, the bus is an indispensable corrective tool in cities where large areas are predominantly white or black. Thus when President Nixon last year praised the ideal of the neighborhood school and attacked busing, he was in effect suggesting a slowdown of integration—and Southern holdouts acquired new hope for delay....

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