Education: Takeover in Boston

From the time Federal Judge W. Arthur Garrity Jr. ordered the Boston schools to desegregate 18 months ago, many of the city's whites—especially in South Boston—have been fighting a tenacious rear-guard action against the ruling. Last week, after hearing black students at South Boston High School testify that they had been beaten by white students and ignored by white teachers, Garrity's patience was at an end. He stripped the all-white School Committee of its control over "Southie," the city's racial trouble spot, and placed the school in federal receivership. He also ordered Southie...

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