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    Busing for Racial Balance

    It has been twenty years since the Supreme Court concluded in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that separate educational systems for different races were inherently unequal and therefore violated the Fourteenth Amendment. The early result of this decision was the gradual elimination of overtly dual school systems in the South. More recently, the principle of educational equality has been interpreted to forbid any school segregation by race unless it can be shown to a court's satisfaction that such segregation has no discriminatory purpose. This has led to the movement to desegregate schools even in the face of segregated residential patterns. The most recent episode in the desegregation movement was initiated in 1974 with a federal court order to desegregate the Boston Public School System. The controversy and conflict following this decision have convulsed our community. Through this editorial statement we hope to encourage serious examination of some of the issues surrounding this controversy.

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    Spring 1975 Issue


    Busing for Racial Balance
    Not One Judge's Opinion
    Morgan v. Hennigan and the Boston Schools
    Roger I. Abrams
    Reforming Educational Policy With Applied Social Research
    David K. Cohen, Michael S. Garet
    Gatekeeping and the Melting Pot
    Interaction in Counseling Encounters
    Frederick Erickson
    Educational Goals and Schooling in a Therapeutic Community
    Stephen M. Bookbinder
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