Education: Phase Two for Boston

"It's the death knell of the city," predicts Boston City Council Member Louise Day Hicks. "People will not comply," says State Senator William Bulger. "They will leave the city." From Hyde Park to South Boston the doomsayers were in full cry last week, and their bombast was directed at Federal District Court Judge W. Arthur Garrity. In a 104-page court order, Garrity produced his final plan for desegregating the city's troubled schools—a decision that promises, at the least, to keep Boston in turmoil for months to come.

Garrity's new plan supersedes a temporary one...

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