For over 40 years, Hubie Jones has shaped and defined the civic landscape in Boston as few others have.
Hubie Jones defined advocacy for children 35 years ago. His Task Force on Children Out of School not only uncovered the scandal of over 10,000 children who were pushed out and excluded from the Boston Public Schools, but also the shame of innumerable children with disabilities who were misdiagnosed, warehoused, stigmatized and educationally languishing in separate classrooms. That report, and the subsequent passage of Chapter 766, the special education law in Massachusetts, was, to Hubie, among the most important legacies and contributions of his career. Thousands upon thousands of children, previously deemed unteachable, now go to school in the least restrictive environment where they can learn, grow, and succeed with dignity and without stigma.