Education: Resignation in Detroit

An angry citizen telephoned a radio talk show in Detroit last week to complain about the busing of the city's children to integrate schools. Wearily, the show's host cut him short: "We've been through all that over and over again. It doesn't matter, it's over."

That attitude typified the resigned mood of most Detroiters last week as the city—the largest yet to start court-ordered busing—put its plan into effect. Indeed, for Detroit, which suffered one of the nation's worst riots in 1967, the first week of forced busing was remarkably peaceful. Although a few minor demonstrations were held by antibusing groups, there...

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