Education: Feeling Threatened by the IRS

Proposed racial guidelines stir the private schools

Representative Barry Goldwater Jr. called it "an outrage." South Carolina's Senator Strom Thurmond said, "There is not a shred of authority for such an action." But Clarence Mitchell, chairman of The Leadership Council on Civil Rights called it "wonderful," and compared it to the Lord's work.

The object of the hearings held last week in Washington's ornate Departmental Auditorium was a well-intentioned, but possibly disruptive plan by the Internal Revenue Service to promote integration in the nation's 20,000 private elementary and secondary schools. Such schools qualify for exemptions from federal taxes as nonprofit institutions. But since...

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