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Boston Education Officials Look To Reform Student Assignment System 08:51

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Boston Public Schools have unveiled five proposals to overhaul how students in grades K through 8 are assigned to schools. The current three-zone system, in effect since 1989, would be scrapped.

The city's proposals include eliminating all zones or increasing the number of zones to between six and 23.

To some parents and long-term observers of Boston's schools say neighborhood schools would mean no busing, which could lead to greater segregation.


  • Samuel Hurtado, parent of BPS student who attends Quincy Elementary School in Chinatown and lives in South Boston
  • Jesse Solomon, executive director of Boston Plan for Excellence


This segment aired on September 25, 2012.

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