SCHOOLS: The Busing Dilemma

Carrying books and paper-bag lunches, some 200 inner-city black boys and girls walked quickly but quietly from five yellow school buses, past dozens of armed state and county troopers, and into Louisville's suburban Valley High School. Nervously they joked among themselves about the curious stares from dozens of white students pressing against the school's windows. Within minutes the same buses left, carrying a handful of apprehensive white boys and girls to the formerly all-black Shawnee High School on the city's west side. Muttered a woman driver: "I'm ashamed and worried. But this is something that we've got to make the best...

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