In a series of articles, the Boston Globe has written about worsening racial inequity in the Boston Public Schools: Boston’s schools are becoming resegregated and Increased segregation of Boston schools could deepen racial, economic divides, say advocates.
BTU President Jessica Tang points to inadequate state funding as one issue impacting inequity:
“The lack of racial equity in Boston schools is fueled and perpetuated in many ways by a systemic lack of adequate state funding, including a broken and biased state accountability system and a failure to adopt recommendations set forth for updating school funding formulas,” Tang said in a statement to the Globe.
On August 7, President Tang appeared on WGBH’s Greater Boston alongside Boston NAACP President Tanisha Sullivan and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville to discuss the Boston Globe‘s new report on school resegregation trends. See the full report on the WGBH website or watch here: