Education: Report Card

¶ After 14 months of bitter bickering, the Lake County (Fla.) school board finally closed the case of Fruit Picker Allan Platt's five school-age, part-Indian children who were falsely declared to be Negroes and were thus denied the right to attend a white school (TIME, Dec. 13, 1954 et seq.). Since the board found that it could not legally prove that the Platts are Negroes, it decided not to appeal the decision of a circuit-court judge allowing the Platts to attend whatever white schools in Florida they choose. ¶ The Regents of the University of the State of New York awarded...

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