Black, Latino students speak up about problems in Boston schools
Seventeen young men of color in the Boston Public Schools, along with other students, presented their recommendations to improve the city's quality of education.
By Astead W. Herndon, Boston Globe (12/12/15)
Rosann Tung, who has researched Boston public schools at Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, presented her findings to the group.
“What I am about to show you will make you mad,” Tung said.
According to Tung’s report, just 22.1 percent of black males and 24.9 percent of Latino males in Boston scored proficient or higher on the English MCAS exams in elementary school, compared with 56.9 percent for white males and 48.5 percent for Asian males in the city.
Some boys in the audience said it was hard to hear such grim statistics about their schools, which many see as a home away from home.
AISR research report cited
Promising Practices and Unfinished Business: Fostering Equity and Excellence for Black and Latino Males, AISR (April 2015)