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Boston public schools cancel new advanced classes for high performing students because of racial inequalities

Added 02-26-21 09:17:02pm EST - “One school committee member called the statistics 'disturbing'” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Boston public schools cancel new advanced classes for high performing students because of racial inequalities”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Boston Public Schools officials said that a program with advanced learning classes would be cancelled over concerns that the classes served disproportionate racial groups.

The program known as Advanced Work Classes was intended to serve high-performing students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grade. Students are encouraged to study their subjects in a deeper and non-traditional manner.

School officials became concerned when a report showed that the program was disproportionately serving white students, and underserving black and Hispanic students.

The district analysis found that more than 70% of the students in the program were white or Asian, while nearly 80% of the students in the district are Hispanic or black.

"This is just not acceptable," said School Committee member Lorna Rivera in a school meeting in January. "I've never heard these statistics before, and I'm very very disturbed by them."

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