Education: Boston: Led by Children

In Boston last week the children were leading the way—trying, where adults had failed, to cool down the city's bitter school integration battle. At racially troubled Hyde Park High School, black and white students held separate meetings and elected ten representatives each to a committee charged with bringing peace to the classrooms and corridors. The committee then requested the aid of a biracial mediation team composed of Dalton Bough, a black youth worker, and William F. Lincoln of the National Center for Dispute Settlement.

After a few sessions, Lincoln reported that the kids were making progress. "They are not talking about integration,"...

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