Seattle schools may hold lessons for Boston system
Tackling the puzzle of busing and schools
A group of middle-class parents on a rugged hillside in Seattle has been trying to persuade skeptical neighbors to give their local school a chance. Their eagerness is exactly what Seattle officials were counting on three years ago when they stopped providing a broad choice of schools and assigned children to neighborhood schools. As Boston contemplates whether to allow more students to attend schools closer to their homes, Seattle shows the possibilities and the pitfalls of returning to neighborhoods schools.