Boston Public Schools Assignment Models Proposed
Be sure to take the survey also:
Take the survey - families of BPS students be sure to weigh in! Could your child potentially end up going to a BPS school? TAKE THE SURVEY!
Going through this survey, and using the interactive maps, plus careful reading of the questions t
Despite the cries you will hear, this is not about segregation - with the exception of ELL & special needs students POTENTIALLY (need further info) - it is all about getting rid of busing in BPS for general ed students. The goal is actually to cut busing with the exception of those students who need it due to a disability. I already know the arguments: "But Karen, that will definitely lead to segregation of the races"
Not as likely - and not in nearly the same way it did way back when there was a larger number of whites in the schools. DESE BPS Profile breakdown:
Boston Public School Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity (2011-12)
Race % of District % of State
African American 33.7 8.3
Asian 8.3 5.7
Hispanic 43.0 16.1
Native American 0.3 0.2
White 12.6 67.0
Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic 1.9 2.5
Still going over all of this and need some answers also because there are concerns besides the above, such as the fact that on the proposal page they state that ALL zone models will have a middle school feeder pattern, but in the survey they say it is a proposal - meaning that may not happen at all - so what becomes of the Roslindale Pathway?
And honestly, why am I beating myself up about all this? Honestly, my kids are past all this.... we only have one more school choice to go with BPS - high school, and that will not be impacted by these plans at all. But I do care, so I will keep digging....