Education: Virginia's Holtons Say Yes

TWO decades ago, Virginia, the philosophical leader of the South since the days of Jefferson and Madison, initiated the misguided doctrine of "massive resistance" to desegregation. It is thus ironic and yet totally appropriate that Virginia today is attempting to show that integration can work. No more dramatic sign of this effort has occurred than the decision of the state's Governor, Linwood Holton, voluntarily to send his four children to mixed or predominantly black schools.

Not that Holton, Virginia's first Republican Governor in 84 years, favors the court-ordered busing plans that are desegregating...

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