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ADL Urges Rockefeller to Veto Bill Prohibiting Bussing of Students Across Districts

The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith has urged Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller to veto a bill that would prohibit the bussing of students across public school district lines. David A, Schulte, chairman of the ADL’s national urban affairs committee, said in a letter to the Governor that the bill would prevent action “to end existing inequality of educational opportunity arising out of existing de facto segregation.” He said it would also “prevent many school boards from arranging for the bussing of children to correct racial imbalance in the public schools.” It “may well violate the Federal Constitution” if it is used to defeat efforts to desegregate schools, Mr. Schulte said.