Education: More Trouble on The Busing Route

As the opening of another school year approaches, the U.S. faces fresh agonies over an old and divisive issue: desegregation of the public schools. Racial integration of the nation's classrooms remains the law of the land, but public support for large-scale busing of schoolchildren to achieve that goal, never very broad to begin with, now seems to be eroding rapidly. The Ford Administration has made no secret of its own distaste for busing. At the same time, the courts have helped create confusion by making contradictory rulings in two large cities that are...

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