Today on NPR’s All Things Considered, host Audie Cornish presented Looking Back on 50 Years of Busing in Boston, an insightful segment on Boston’s METCO program, in which she was a student years ago. Today she profiled the Bailey family in Mattapan and their two sons in the METCO program — Brandon at Newton South and Bryan at Oak Hill. She’ll have other segments on METCO later this week. You can listen or read and see photos by clicking on each segment’s title.
UPDATE (10/6): Here’s Audie Cornish’s second segment in the series, Why Busing Didn’t End School Segregation.
UPDATE (10/6): Also today, Newton’s Barbara Howard, local host of All Things Considered on WGBH (“Boston’s Local NPR”), presented an interview with METCO’s Executive Director, Jean McGuire, who is retiring after running the program for 43 years.