Education: A Tale of Four Cities

After eight years, busing has neither passed nor failed

With the last of legal maneuvers exhausted in a seven-year battle against court-ordered school busing, officials in Columbus last week set about transporting some 35,000 pupils newly reassigned to different schools. The whole community mobilized to make the operation a great success. On the first day of school Mayor Tom Moody was able to announce: "We may not like what's happening, but we're going to work hard on it."

The quiet in Columbus and the possibility that busing may get a fairly smooth start this...

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