Education: Seeing Your Enemy

In Washington the controversy over busing inspires rhetoric about a constitutional crisis. At the local level, segregated schools are a way of life. Boston provides a clear example:

Just below the brown brick fortress of South Boston High School, the spring sun glistens on the harbor, and across the bay rises the hazy profile of the Columbia Point housing project.

"Being able to stand on that hill and see the Point project in Dorchester is to these people like seeing your enemy before they attack," says Sally Collins, 40, mother of four. "These...

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