The Supreme Court’s decision on June 28, 2007, to prohibit race-based integration in local tax-funded schools by bringing in students from outside the neighborhood was a wise one. Local students, who would otherwise have to be bused out in order to make room for the newcomers, will no longer have to be bused out.
This is a good thing for children who will not have to spend time on buses. I speak from experience. I was bused in 1950 to mandate race-based segregation.
In the summer in between my third and fourth grade, my parents moved from Inglewood, California — now known as “the hood” — to Augusta, Georgia. My father was stationed at what was then called Camp Gordon.
When school started in the fall, I was put on a