Boston advocacy groups will argue to keep policy in lawsuit challenging new exam school admissions process

A coalition of Black, Asian and Latino advocacy groups will intervene in a lawsuit brought on by Boston parents that challenges a new admissions process for entry into the city’s elite exam schools, a policy the coalition wants to keep in place….

The lawsuit filed Friday by the Boston Parent Coalition for Academic Excellence against the school committee and Superintendent Brenda Cassellius argues that a new exam school admissions process that suspends for one year the use of an entry exam and instead weighs student performance, zip code and GPA or MCAS results is unfair and disfavors white and Asian students….

Bethany Li, director of Greater Boston Legal Services’ Asian Outreach Project said, “The Asian American community wants to make clear that it won’t be a wedge between other people of color and white people in this fight for racial justice.” …Read more in The Boston Herald.