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METCO
December 13, 1960
METCO (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity), is America's longest running voluntary school desegregation program. METCO is a state-funded program to eliminate racial imbalance through the busing of children of color from Boston and Springfield to public school systems in surrounding suburban comunities. This program was spearheaded by the Boston chapter of the NAACP in the early 1960's.
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