The Law: Busing Report Card

As many public schools reopened last week, parents and politicians alike seemed to be more concerned about the buses outside than the classrooms within. Last June Congress declared that no new court-ordered busing could proceed until the exhaustion of all appeals, if busing was solely "for the purpose of achieving a balance among students with respect to race." Faced with that ukase, federal judges have done the only thing they thought proper. By and large, they have managed to bypass the order. As a result, though the increase is far less than last year,...

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