Interview with James Bash
QUESTION 9
INTERVIEWER:

OK, INCORPORATE, "I RAISED QUESTIONS..." YOU'VE GOT TO INCORPORATE MY QUESTION INTO YOUR ANSWER.

James Bash:

Well, the questions that I raised had to do with whether or not in teaching children in a private school, or where would they find a building to house the children, church basements, at best were not adequate. Certainly there were not the usual plumbing facilities that were adequate as they are in a school. There would not be enough rooms in one church in their community to handle the total number of children who might be enrolled. There were warehouses in the community and these warehouses were not adequately equipped with plumbing facilities. So my questions had to do with how would the teachers handle the classrooms and how, what limitations would there be on numbers of children. Also the questions had to do with the teachers' professional relationships, relationships to the professional organizations if they were teaching for schools that, or a school that was designed to circumvent the Supreme Court decision, what would that do to their insurance policies with the professional association that they were members of? Another question I raised is a whose, who, to whom would teachers be responsible if there was a large contributor whose child was not very bright and who might even fail a course, would this influence the teacher's decision with respect to whether that child should fail or pass just because the contributor was a large or small contributor? Would there be a school board that would be responsible to the contributors and so on? My questions were professional in nature and not so much related to segregation and desegregation.