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English High back from the abyss?

The Globe takes a look at rising test scores and a new sense of optimism at the long beleaguered school.

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I went to English High back in the 80's when it was located across from Boston Latin and it was ten floors of hell back then. Here's hoping that Boston Public Schools and English High itself are finally getting something right.

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I know that Boston Latin and Boston English are traditional football rivals, but the size and resource disparity between the schools makes me wonder if they should really be playing against each other. The English team seemed to have only ~20 total players, with many playing both ways, while Latin looked like they had 50 players dressed on the sidelines in sparkling new uniforms.

Such a shame to see such inequity in our public schools.

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Boston English is division 6 (Boston Latin is also in a different league and simply has more kids signed up to play sports).

But BPS football did have a problem this year with many schools having to forfeit games (South Boston and Madison Park I believe).

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Latin also had 32 cheerleaders plus a dance squad at the Game at Fenway.

You can't help it if the Latin kids are more motivated to participate both on and off of the field. Sorry if you feel so bad.

The enrollment at English is far smaller than Latin but then again there are a lot of high schools in Massachusetts that dress full football squads that are the same size of English (Scituate, Rockland) or much smaller (Cohasset, Hull, Mashpee) and win a lot (Cohasset, Mashpee). Please don't go into wealth disparity either. I am very familiar with Rockland. It is not Wellesley, nor even Quincy. A well motivated staff and parents that keep the HS and the ancillary ops going strong.

Latin is all about motivation. Sorry I was motivated to give but my meager donations go to the Arts programs there.

I'm sick of English saying pooh pooh over resource allocation blah, blah, blah. There were plenty of guys in their English High jackets from the 80's at Fenway Thursday. Get them to pony up a few bucks if you want shiny clothes. I didn't see any complaints about the lack of players or uniforms when English won at the last second in 2013.

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(meaning the BLS puts out bids on uniforms for all their schools and they come from the same company)

Boston Latin's looked shiner because they were wearing the home purple, but when English is at "home" they wear a shiny blue jersey.

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Latin is all about motivation. Sorry I was motivated to give but my meager donations go to the Arts programs there.

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You know the saying about how people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones?

What are the rest of us supposed to think when you write

your an idiot

and most likely you meant to write

you're an idiot

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1) I'm not affiliated with Boston English even though some commenters seem to assume that I am because I feel concern for the well-being of their students

2) A big part of my concern is about the safety of having only one team playing both ways with minimal ability to make substitutions. Football is already dangerous enough without exhausted kids playing the entire game against kids playing either offense OR defense.

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