• Eileen

    As a Boston tax payer, I am pleased to see the city is doing something to secure the sits in the BPS for those of us who decided to stay and help improve the schools.

  • E Brian

    I hope the student that obtained that seat appreciates it as much as the non-resident did. The impact of divorce on children is real and must be taken into account when a decission like leaving such a great school and where to live after the divorce are going to have impacts on the child. Maybe the custodial parent should have decided to live in Boston two more years.

  • Hubert

    As the student that was interviewed in this article, I can assure readers that there is nothing “top secret” about Hickley’s operations. According to his statements, he uses resources that are easily and openly accessible. If you are careful, it’s easy to slip by: from personal knowledge, for every graduating class at Boston Latin, there are always a few cases of the same scenario. There are also students who move out of the city when their tenure at BLS is over. But while they are there, they are passionate about their school, often spending endless hours committing themselves to community service when they aren’t bogged down by schoolwork. Parents strive to open such opportunities for their children. Why should people who work hard and pay their dues be labeled as criminals and frauds? If Boston wants more of their students to get access to the prestigious exam schools, they should start by improving the education system. After all, there is a test. Pass it with better marks and you get a seat. Don’t shift the blame to people who don’t reside in the city. Just because they aren’t from Boston, it doesn’t mean they are bad students or bad people.