We've heard a lot about the "brain drain" of young professionals from the city of Boston. But right now, we're going to focus on a draining of the city's much younger minds: school-aged children.
A recent article in CommonWealth Magazine points to a sharp decline in the number of school-aged children in Boston and the ways in which this trend has started to reshape the city.
- "The precipitous decline in the school-age population resulting from the court ordered school desegregation order and the subsequent flight from the city, primarily of lower middle-class white people and their children, continued throughout the years when the desegregation order was in place, and beyond."
This segment aired on March 25, 2015.