The ‘sacred cow’ of Boston’s education landscape

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The Boston Globe

Feb 24, 1:00 AM

The ‘sacred cow’ of Boston’s education landscape

The current process, which judges applicants half on grades and half on test scores, has worked well for many private school families, whose children win spots at Boston Latin School at much higher rates than public school students. And it’s worked for families who can afford to hire tutors for the test. Yet it hasn’t worked for hundreds of Black and Latino students, whose numbers at BLS plummeted after a federal court decreed in 1998 that Boston’s use of race in exam school admissions was unconstitutional.

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