Education: Double Standard

"I will not allow my children to be bused and treated like cattle," insisted Louisiana Governor John McKeithen in a speech before the state school-board association. Thousands of white parents agree—except when it comes to busing that promotes school segregation.

After surveying schools in eight Southern states, the Southern Regional Council reported this week that all-white private academies now bus 62% of their pupils an average 35 miles a day. By contrast, public schools in those states bus 50% of their pupils an average 20 miles a day. The survey noted that desegregation plans approved by the Department of Health, Education and...

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