President Nixon signs a five-billion dollar education appropriation bill. It contains a provision for the use of funds for school districts already considered desegregated.
1971 (Jul 11)
President Nixon signed a five-billion dollar education appropriation bill, the largest of its kind in history. Among the features of the bill was a provision which prohibited the use of any of the funds to force school districts considered already desegregated under the civil rights act of 1964 to bus students, abolish schools, or to set attendance zones against parents' wishes or as a stipulation for receiving federal funds.