Education: Wayward Bus?

Charleston drags its feet

School board members in Charleston, S.C., knew that the Department of Justice had been investigating complaints of segregation in the 47,000-student county school system for 14 months. But with the Carter Administration scheduled to leave office on Jan. 20, they naturally assumed that any new civil rights initiatives would be left for the new Government, which is expected to downplay the use of busing to achieve integration.

Not so. As the year drew to a close, the Charleston County schools got a letter from Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Drew...

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