Is Boston On Its Way To Becoming Kid-Free?

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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.


Larry DiCara, partner at Nixon Peabody in Boston, and former Boston City Council president. He co-authored the Commonwealth Magazine article.


Commonwealth Magazine: Kid-Free Boston

  • "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.


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