Busing for the Suburbs

April 1976
National Review;4/16/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 13, p376
This article looks at issues surrounding busing schemes in Massachusetts as of April 1976. The School Committee in Newton, Massachusetts had voted to prohibit one elementary school from participating in a pairways program. This program provides weekly field trips with inner city pupils from Boston, Massachusetts. In January 1976, the Framingham School Committee rejected a similar program for high-school students. Other voluntary busing schemes have been operating with problems. For instance, the plan known as METCO involved the busing of inner-city volunteers to suburban schools. The initiative does not require suburban pupils to be bused into Boston, Massachusetts. Yet, it experienced funding problems at the state level and increasing opposition from anti-busing groups.


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