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The Boston Globe

Metro

December 12, 2011

Inequities among Boston’s schools

Gaps in facilities, test scores, safety complicate the process

Seventh in a series of occasional articles.

The Perkins Elementary School in South Boston is barely visible behind rows of nondescript brick buildings inside the Old Colony public housing development. Students make do without the most basic amenities, eating breakfast and lunch at their desks, taking gym classes at a Boys & Girls Club, and checking out books at a neighborhood library.

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