A federal judge has declared Dallas public schools to
desegregated, ending 32 years of federal oversight. When court-ordered
busing began in Dallas, the public schools were 59 percent white. Today,
less than seven percent of Dallas public schoolchildren are white. As school
officials told the Dallas Morning News for today’s editions, it’s hard to
have a segregated school system when only a handful of students are white
(white families having put their kids in private schools, or lit out for the
suburbs to escape busing). This, we are told, is progress.