There is no question that past societal discrimination occurred in the United States, and perhaps the only ap propriate remedy was affirmative action ["Taking a New Course in Class," July 16].
However, this policy has outlived its purpose. Time is overdue to stop rewarding underachieving individuals be cause of their race and to start reward ing overachieving individuals because of their accomplishments.
States should eliminate all school district boundaries. Children, and their families, should choose the schools they wish to attend, as long as space and transportation are available. Free choice solves all problems.
Raytown , Mo.