By adamg on Mon, 06/25/2018 - 2:42pm
Soon to be ex-School Superintendent Tommy Chang issued a statement today that reads, in its entirety:
I'm taking the unusual step of speaking on a lawsuit we have not officially received yet because I want you to know how strongly we, as an organization, and I personally, as an educator and an immigrant, feel about protecting immigrant children. The allegation that has been made in news reports is that the Boston Public Schools (BPS) shared information with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that led to the arrest of a student. That claim is false.
Of course, there's information sharing and then there's information sharing. As WBUR reported back in January, it might have been more loose bookkeeping than active dime-dropping by BPS that led ICE to a student at East Boston High School.