Education: Coleman on the Griddle

Few professors have caused as much furor as did James S. Coleman when he suggested last April that court-ordered busing was a failure. He claimed that a new study of his showed school desegregation often drove white children out of city schools, thus causing more segregation. The presumption was, of course, a familiar one in parlor debates on the subject. But it was major news that the highly respected University of Chicago sociologist seemed to have verified it. After all, ten years ago, at 39, Coleman had become a sort of godfather to busing...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!