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Boston Globe: Black, Latino males lag in Boston schools

November 13, 2014: This is an excerpt from today's Boston Globe. To read the full article, click here.

The report is being released today at a presentation and COSEBOC Executive Director, Ron Walker, is on panel responding to the report.

Black and Latino males are facing an educational crisis in Boston, lagging substantially behind their peers on the MCAS, high school graduation rates, and other barometers that lower their prospects for college or workforce success, according to a city-commissioned report being released Thursday.

Collectively, the data paint troubling gaps in achievement that persist more than 40 years after court-ordered desegregation of the city’s school system.


The report also raises questions among researchers about whether the School Department has unintentionally created a two-track system — one that provides white and Asian males with the greatest learning opportunities while black and Latino males are left with woefully diminished access.

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