Coercion Vs. Persuasion in School Reform
Status of Intergration at Start of Third Year
Opening last month of the third school year since the Supreme Court handed down its historic anti-segregation decision of May 17, 1954, was marked by both advances and setbacks on the road to full racial integration in public elementary and secondary education in the United States. In September two years ago, the shift from segregation to integration was confined largely to the cities of Baltimore and Washington and to a limited number of schools or school districts in the states of Delaware and West Virginia. By September of last year, integration had spread to 442 school districts in the 17 states (and the District of Columbia) where separation of the races in ...