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ERIC Number: ED508364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Racial Segregation and Educational Outcomes in Metropolitan Boston. Metro Boston Equity Initiative. Issue Summary No.6
Lee, Chungmei
Civil Rights Project at Harvard University
This report takes a look at the issues concerning racial segregation and educational outcomes in Metropolitan Boston. Despite the fact that metro Boston is overwhelmingly white, its public schools are highly segregated by race and language. Segregated minority schools in metro Boston are profoundly unequal, with high poverty levels, with lower shares of certified teachers, lower test scores, and lower high school completion rates. High segregation levels across metro Boston schools stem from decades of white flight to the suburbs, significant levels of residential segregation, and a highly fragmented system of school districts across the region. While segregation in the late 1960s was still largely an urban issue, it is now, increasingly, a metropolitan one. Policymakers should recognize and support existing policies that promote both intra- and inter-district school diversity. [For the executive summary, see ED489182.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Civil Rights Project at Harvard University
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts