Addressing Racial Climate At Boston Latin, Boston Public Schools

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There's more fallout from Tuesday's resignation of the headmaster of Boston Latin School. Lynne Mooney Teta stepped down after months of controversy and an ongoing federal inquiry into allegations of racism at the school.

In a letter to the school community, Teta said she made the "difficult decision" in the best interest of BLS students, and that, "Over the nine years of my tenure as headmaster, we have built the foundation to create a more welcoming and inclusive school environment. There is still more work that needs to be done."

Boston Latin is the city's premier exam school, and the debate over its troubles with race and inclusivity have spilled over to questions about similar challenges across the entire Boston Public Schools district.


Andrea Campbell, Boston city councilor. She tweets @CampbellforD4.

This segment aired on June 22, 2016.


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