The Problem We All Live With
The Problem We All Live With

Completed: 05/2005

The Problem We All Live With: Inequalities between Boston Urban and Suburban Schools

Students at inner city and suburban high schools want equally to go to college, but do they get the same preparation and academic opportunities? A leadership class at Brighton High School in Boston took on this question. They surveyed and interviewed students in three city and three suburban Boston schools to see how academic expectations and opportunities varied.

The students chose schools that were in the "middle of the pack," avoiding the highest and lowest performing urban and suburban schools. Still, the disparities they uncovered were stunning.

With the help of a Nine Babcock, they edited over 60 hours of footage into a 22-minute video, "The Problem We All Live With," that has turned heads across the country.

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