Education: Desegregation Grades

Dallas operates the eighth largest school district in the U.S. Last week, as classes began, 18,000 fourth-to eighth-grade students were being bused, and some 5,000 secondary-school pupils had volunteered to be transferred to four "magnet" schools. The city's first desegregation plan, designed by a volunteer group of whites, blacks and Mexican Americans, resulted in no disruptions—the only snafus were some lost and late buses. Said Dallas School Superintendent Nolan Estes, who drove one of the buses himself: "We think we have a good plan, and we're doing everything we can to make it...

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