46 Years After Divisive Court Order, Boston Schools Still Struggle to Hire Black Teachers

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Luther Joseney
Students sit on a bus going from Columbia Point to Roxbury High School in Boston on Sept. 13, 1974, the second day of school under the new busing system. (William C. Curtis / The Boston / Getty Images)

Race riots in Boston

Two boys throw objects at a bus carrying Black students through Edward Everett Square in Dorchester on Sept. 12, 1974, the first day of school under the new busing system put in place to desegregate Boston Public Schools. The system was met with strong resistance from many residents of Boston’s neighborhoods. (Jack O’Connell / Getty Images)

Falling short

Changing demographics

(Boston Public Schools)

‘When we recruit our own’

Ceronne Daly

‘The biggest issue is retention’

(Boston Public Schools)

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