Education: Back to Busing

Violence is defused, but problems linger

Chicago is on the verge of a racial explosion," declares the Rev. Jesse Jackson, whose Operation PUSH is pushing for better education. "Busing means the destruction of our neighborhoods, and we're going to fight for our survival," replies Housewife Connie Schaefer, president of the Bogan community council, which represents the largely blue-collar Bogan-Marquette Park areas, one of the last all-white enclaves on Chicago's Southwest Side.

The occasion of the exchange is the opening of school in Chicago and an attempt to bus about 900 students from overcrowded black schools to under-crowded white ones....

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