[School choice plan]
Original Airdate: 3/8/1982
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
The Boston School Committee holds a meeting in the School Committee chambers. Members of the School Committee discuss school business. John O'Bryant (Boston School Committee) reports on the need for school repairs; Robert Spillane (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) reports on staffing issues. Sharon Stevens (WGBH reporter) interviews Kathleen Kelly (President, Boston Teachers Union) about a proposed school choice plan. Kelly says that many parents support a school choice plan because the current system allows little flexibility. Kelly says that the school choice plan must be considered carefully to prevent a return to segregated schools. Stevens interviews O'Bryant about the proposed school choice plan. O'Bryant says that the plan promotes greater access to schools across the city; that the current system is archaic and inflexible. Stevens interviews Barbara Gray (parent) about the proposed school choice plan. Gray says that parents should be allowed to choose a school with programs suited to the needs of their children. Gray says that the schools need to be improved; that the Boston Public Schools are not truly integrated because there are few white students. Stevens reports that supporters of the school choice plan are working on an official proposal for the end of the month. The audio quality on this tape is uneven.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
School management and organization
Subject : Personal Names
McKeigue, Jean Sullivan
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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