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ERIC Number: ED001921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Feb
Pages: 4
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DIXIE TEACHERS REPORT THEIR PUPILS LEARN WELL IN MIXED-RACE SCHOOLS. NEGRO STUDENTS LAG AT FIRST BUT STUDY HARD TO CATCH UP WITH WHITES, THEY SAY.
TANNER, JAMES C.
INCLUDED ARE NUMEROUS EXAMPLES SHOWING THAT THE SOUTHERN SEGREGATIONISTS' ARGUMENTS AGAINST SCHOOL INTEGRATION ARE FACTUALLY UNFOUNDED. IN MOST INSTANCES THE PERFORMANCE OF BOTH NEGRO AND WHITE STUDENTS HAS INCREASED MARKEDLY WHEN SCHOOLS ARE INTEGRATED. INITIALLY, NEGRO STUDENTS ARE USUALLY BEHIND THEIR WHITE COUNTERPARTS BY 1 OR 2 YEARS, BUT THEY OFTEN CLOSE THE GAP WITHIN A REASONABLY SHORT TIME. THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE WHITE STUDENTS OFTEN INCREASE, FOR SOME ARE AFRAID THAT THEY MIGHT BE "SHOWN UP" BY THEIR NEW COMPETITION. PUPILS IN THE DESEGREGATED WASHINGTON, D.C., SCHOOLS (ABOUT 84 PERCENT NEGRO) ARE ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGES IN SEVERAL SUBJECTS. ALTHOUGH SOME PROBLEMS INEVITABLY RESULT, MANY NEGROES HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED SOCIALLY WITHIN THE CLASSROOMS AND HAVE DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP ABILITIES. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL," JANUARY 20, 1964.
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Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.
Identifiers: New York (New York)