Education: A Troubled Opening

Across the U.S. this month, the schools are opening in an atmosphere of apprehensive peace. In both North and South, integration has become a more muted issue than it was. In Pontiac, Mich., where white parents all but rioted against busing two years ago, the buses rolled without opposition. In Chicago, a proposed march at Gage Park High School, which last year was closed because of interracial violence, fizzled out. "It was the quietest opening day in seven years," said one of the city's assistant superintendents.

But in other systems, the school year began...

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