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Detroit School District Drops Questions on Race and Religion

Questions pertaining to race and religion were ordered stricken from the school enrollment card of the Ferndale School District, it was announced by Dr. Roy E. Robinson, superintendent of schools. The information on race and church preference had been requested from parents enrolling their children in all Ferndale schools for 25 years before being challenged for the first time this month by Frank L. Simon, former city editor of The Detroit Jewish News.

Dr. Robinson noted that “I am taking action that a similar objection in past years would undoubtedly have prompted, namely, deletion of that part of the enrollment card that lists information concerning race and church preference.”

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