METCO Merits More

METCO Merits More: The History and Status of METCO, co-authored by Susan Eaton and Gina Chirichigno, is the first comprehensive review of the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) program in nearly a decade.  It includes data on student enrollment, performance, demographics, graduation and college attainment rates, waiting list, and funding. METCO sends students in Boston and Springfield to public schools in the surrounding suburbs. It is the nation’s second longest running, voluntary, choice-driven, school desegregation program. The report was published by the Pioneer Institute, in collaboration with the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice (CHHIRJ) at Harvard Law School.

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Related Presentations

  • Massachusetts Statehouse (Boston, MA) – September 14, 2011
  • METCO Superintendents (Lexington, MA) – September 21, 2011
  • METCO Director’s Association (Roxbury, MA) – November 2, 2011
  • Brookline School Committee (Brookline, MA) – January 19, 2012
  • Newton School Committee (Newton, MA) – May 29, 2012

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METCO parents and supporters attend a school committee meeting in Newton, MA to hear about “METCO Merits More” and receive updates on Newton’s METCO program. (Photo by Gina Chirichigno on May 29, 2012.)