The Boston Busing/Desegregation Project seeks to support BPS, city leaders, and especially the people of Boston, to learn how the busing/desegregation crisis of the 1970s and its impact continue to shape Boston public education and the city today. BBDP strives to link our city’s history to its present and future, with a focus on issues of race and class equity, achieving excellence in our urban institutions, and democratic access to power and resources to make equity and excellence happen. We believe that engagement of Boston’s diverse community, including its teachers, students, and parents, is key to producing a high quality public education system for all.
BBDP is creating a special opportunity that will use theater techniques to collect stories from parents, students, and teachers about pubic education in Boston — stories about three things:
- The Boston busing/desegregation crisis and its impact
- Boston public education today
- Priorities for helping to create high quality public education for all