Boston’s Educational Inequities

Reasons for Educational Inequities in Boston

The problem of educational inequality is a complex one that is driven by multiple societal factors. One kind of educational barrier can easily result in another, and many students face multiple unjust obstacles that limit their access to education and high-quality academic opportunities. Educational gaps can also be cyclical. Academically marginalized students are less likely to attend college or enter high-income careers, making them more likely to pass the same disadvantages they have experienced to their own children later in life.

Although educational inequities have similar causes across the US, they can be exacerbated in large cities with a high cost of living, such as Boston, Massachusetts. Here are some of the roots of unequal educational opportunities in Boston:

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