THE PRESIDENCY: Retreat from Integration

FLORIDA is not the U.S., but last week's vote seems to reflect a good deal of countrywide opinion. Polls have consistently shown national opposition to forced busing in percentages similar to those turned up in Florida. By 74%, voters approved a straw-ballot resolution calling for a constitutional amendment against "forced busing." At the same time, they also voted by an even greater margin—79%—for a proposal that would guarantee "quality education" and "equal opportunity" for all children and bar a return to a dual-school system. The vote seemed contradictory; it was a kind of doublethink brought on in part by...

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