Race Issues on Campus Rooted in Opportunity Gaps Early On
By Warren Simmons and Rosann Tung
Mary Christie Foundation (2/26/16)
"...One way to address racism against students of color on American colleges is to increase the pipeline of college-bound students of color in American elementary and secondary schools and weave discussions of diversity into the fabric of the curriculum and school culture. A recent study on the educational opportunities and attaninment of Black and Latino boys in the Boston Public Schools provided information that is disturbing but instructive for any large urban school district and for those of us hoping to increase the percentages of students of color on college campuses."
In 2013 Boston Public Schools commissioned a research study from the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University (AISR), with support from the Barr Foundation, to examine the root causes and recommend potential solutions for the achievement gaps that affect Black and Latino boys in BPS.