Plan would give low-income students priority for good Boston schools

A BPS advisory committee is now considering a plan in which low-income students would get a better shot at elementary schools selected by their parents as a way to deal with the fact that too many Boston schools don't measure up, the Globe reports.

As with every other attempt to rejigger the current three assignment zones, officials are finding their latest proposals wind up with zones in which parents just would have no or little choice of schools that do well on standardized tests.

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This is going to backfire and

This is going to backfire and make all middle class families, which only resort to private schools or moving if they lose the BPS lottery, to completely give up on BPS.

The city needs to stop playing musical chairs with students and fix the individual schools which no parent wants to send their children to.

So how long

Do you think it'll take the BPS to figure out that low-income kids are the reason most schools aren't good?

BPS: Gee, the XYZ school was the most desirable in the city. Then we let the low-income kids pick first and it started scoring poorly. Let's shuffle the kids around more!