Education: The Buses Are Running

It is schooltime again, and across the land last week children gathered up their lunch boxes and book bags and boarded buses for school. For thousands of children in both North and South, the buses took them a good deal farther than they had ever traveled to classes before. New court-ordered busing programs were being tested in hundreds of school districts, and while there was undeniable confusion and more than a smattering of residual resentment, most classes opened in an atmosphere of relative tranquillity.

The calm was perhaps a tribute more to the average...

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