A selective program for high-performing fourth, fifth and sixth graders in Boston has suspended enrollment due to the pandemic and concerns about equity in the program, television station WGBH News reports.
“Advanced placement courses were offered to everyone in the school system. This is incredibly unfair to those that worked hard to qualify,” one parent said.
A district analysis of the program found that more than 70 percent of students enrolled in the program were white and Asian, even though nearly 80 percent of all Boston public school students are Hispanic and Black.
“And then you have white flight,” one parent wrote. “Those that can afford to or will take a demotion in their living standards will go to where their child can get the advanced classes. It will just tank the districts scores as they lose their highest achievers. Been happening for decades anyway.”
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