Mixed Reaction To Menino's Schools Plan

Some Boston parents are reacting with caution to Mayor Thomas Menino's plans to change the way students in Boston are assigned to schools.

In his State of the City address Tuesday night, Menino said he wanted to make it possible for kids to attend neighborhood schools.

But Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson says that the mayor needs to make sure there are enough good schools in every neighborhood to meet the demand.

"We need to make sure that every child has an opportunity to go to a good school," Jackson said. "If there are not enough schools in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan, our kids could actually end up on a bus still while other students are able to walk to their schools."

Jackson says that parents would rather have their kids ride a bus to a good school than walk to a poor one.

This program aired on January 18, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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