[School desegregation in Lowell]
Original Airdate: 10/23/1987
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Hope Kelly reports on school desegregation in Lowell. Kelly notes that the minority student population in the Lowell Public Schools has doubled over the past ten years. She adds that Lowell has become a magnet for immigrants from Southeast Asia. Kelly interviews students in the Lowell public schools about school desegregation. Kelly interviews Jane Mullen (guidance counselor) about the diversity of the school population. Kelly notes that students are currently bused in order to achieve racial balance in the schools. She reports that opponents of school desegregation are fighting for neighborhood schools. Kelly reviews the racial breakdown of the student population at the Bartlett School in Lowell. Kelly's report is accompanied by footage of ethnically diverse students in a classroom and school cafeteria. Kelly's report also includes footage of a bilingual class and footage of the Merrimac River.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
Bartlett Elementary School (Lowell)
Busing for school integration - Asian Americans and
Busing for school integration - General
Subject : Personal Names
Mullen, Mary Jane
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Lowell School Committee
Subject : Geographic Locations
Type : Genre
News - Television
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