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Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc. records

 Unprocessed
Identifier: Z12-014

Content Description

The collection contains Board of Directors annual meeting minutes, reports, and agendas. Also included are financial statements, parent handbooks, press material, reports, memoranda, and newspaper clippings. The collection is unprocessed. Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Incorporated (METCO, Inc.) is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1966 to eliminate racial imbalance by busing children from Boston and Springfield to suburban public schools in 38 suburban communities. The program was created more than three decades ago by educational collaborators, parents, and suburban citizens from metropolitan Boston and Boston's suburbs as a voluntary desegregation program. Its mission is "to provide, through professional leadership and voluntary citizen action, the development and promotion of quality integrated educational opportunities for urban and suburban students in the greater Boston community and to work toward the expansion of a collaborative education program with the Boston and suburban school systems." As of 2005, the program places more than 3,400 of Boston's minority students (African American, Asian, and Hispanic) into suburban schools. METCO, Inc. is funded by the Massachusetts Legislature as a result of the Racial Imbalance Act. It is the nation's oldest voluntary school desegregation program. Accessioned 2012 Aug 14. Add to M101. Most of the collection is unfoldered. The 1 large folder is a compliation of newspaper articles on METCO. 44/2

Restrictions Apply

No

Use Restrictions

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.

Dates

  • 1969-2011

Extent

2.47 cubic feet (2.47 cubic feet in 2 record center cartons, 1 manuscript box, and 1 oversize folder.)