“Why, when POC ask for the bare minimum, we are pushed to the side and ignored? Institutionalized racism, that is why.”

The McCormack Middle School, in the center of this image, is slated to merge with Boston Community Leadership Academy to become a 7–12 secondary school. The athletic fields, outlined in red on the left, have been turned over to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester for construction of an indoor facility to which students will have access during school hours, with no guarantees for teams practicing and playing after school. For auditorium programming, students will have to go next door to the Dever Elementary School, at the right.


The health careers high school, with more than 90 percent Black and Brown students, protests placement in an under-sized elementary building

The Edward M. Kennedy School for Health Careers website at www.kennedyacademy.org

BTU will host its Back-To-School Book Fair September 23–25 at the union’s headquarters building


Education is really a caste system and all children suffer from it.

A class full of children does work in school in this pre-Covid image by CDC on Unsplash

“Politeness as filtered through fragility and supremacy isn’t about manners. It’s about a methodology of controlling the conversation.” — Mikki Kendall, Hood Feminism: Notes from the Woman that a Movement Forgot

A history of Black efforts to educate Black children


Is democracy a “distraction”?


“The sine qua non of citizenship is the right to vote. It’s your voice. Never give it up. People died for that right.” — Jean McGuire, first Black woman elected to the Boston School Committee


BPS educator Sung-Joon Pai’s tweets about the complicated role of Asian Americans in the fight over exam school admissions


100 percent plan is on the table. Chinatown students — and all Asians — bounce back under either 100 percent or 80/20.

The petition launched by educator Sunny Pai and the Boston Coalition for Education Equity

Why the “tiers”?


Boston Latin School

Two plans


The “official” Task Force proposal is actually one of two minority reports. Here’s the other one.

Schoolyard News

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