Group to protest proposal to remove check for Boston examination colleges


A bunch of fogeys and alumni plan to rally on the entrance steps of Boston Latin Faculty on Sunday to protest a proposal to remove within the 2021-2022 faculty yr the check college students should go to get into town’s three prestigious public examination colleges.

“This was a really massive shock when it was introduced on Oct. 8, and now the varsity committee may resolve on it this Wednesday,” stated Bruce McKinnon, member of BLS’s class of 1974. “These colleges are thought-about a number of the most interesting within the nation.”

A working group will maintain an info session from 5 to six:30 p.m. Monday in regards to the group’s advice to the varsity committee on the standards and course of for admission to Boston Latin Faculty, Boston Latin Academy and the John D. O’Bryant Faculty of Arithmetic and Science.

At the moment, about 2,000 to three,000 college students take an examination for a complete of 1,000 seats every year on the three colleges, and admission relies 50% on the check outcomes and 50%  on college students’ grade level common.

A district spokesman didn’t return a cellphone name or an electronic mail in regards to the proposal to vary that for the following faculty yr.

However a report by three of the working group’s 9 members this week says that its targets are to “make sure that college students will likely be enrolled by means of a transparent and honest course of for admission within the 21-22 faculty yr that takes into consideration the circumstances of the COVID-19 international pandemic that disproportionately affected households within the metropolis of Boston” and to “work in the direction of an admissions course of that can help pupil enrollment at every of the examination colleges such that it higher displays the socioeconomic, racial and geographic variety of all college students (Ok-12) within the metropolis of Boston.”

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