Education: Segregated Academies

Since the federal courts began ordering Southern school systems to desegregate 20 years ago, white parents have been setting up their own private—and segregated—academies. In the past few years, court-ordered busing has accelerated this trend. Some 3,500 of these schools now operate in the South with a total enrollment of 750,000, or 10% of the region's white school-age children. TIME Correspondent Jack White has been investigating the "segregation academies" and last week visited one of the best of them in Memphis. His report:

Briarcrest Baptist High School, which opened two years ago after the courts ordered busing in the Memphis schools, has...

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