Seeks consultant to design a new, more equitable system
Boston Public Schools
“There was a misunderstanding between me and my team”
Some of the many problems facing BPS and schools across the state
The group is asking that polices address the disparities the data has revealed.
“The Defendants have imposed upon the school children of Boston a racial and ethnic classification system for entry into its most prestigious public schools.”
“Several alumni of color and BLA alumni have experienced discrimination and other offenses.”
“We are concerned about budgetary impacts of the current pandemic on our educators.”
“Our job as educators is to learn about our students and where they come from. We create lessons that will interest them, lessons about their life experiences."
For more than 50 years, Metco has stood as a hallmark effort to address racial disparities in education. But for the progressive civil rights program to keep pace with the national dialogue around race, inequality, and white supremacy, stakeholders say it’s time to reexamine and recommit to Massachusetts’ once-radical program.
After I’d commiserated with all kinds of student advocates and parents about the sham of a search process, in which the public was presented with three finalists out of nearly 40 applicants, I was simply shocked to see the somewhat positive reactions of so many factions and organizations following the school board’s decision.