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Mel King talks about school desegregation in Boston
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[Ray Flynn and Mel King debate education issues, tape 2]
Original Airdate: 10/13/1983

Length: 00:11:01
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Mayoral candidates Ray Flynn and Mel King participate in a forum on education sponsored by the Citywide Education Coalition (CWEC) at English High School. Flynn says that students graduating from Boston public schools must be prepared to compete in the workplace. He adds that there must be a working relationship between parents, teachers, administrators, and the community. King speaks about the workings of the school administration and advocates the inclusion of parents in the process. King and Flynn respond to questions about how they would have handled school desegregation if they had been mayor at the time. King says that he would have acted to bring people together in support of the desegregation order; that he had suggested a community-based approach to integrated schools at the time. Flynn says that he would have protected the rights and safety of all schoolchildren even though he disagreed with the court order. Both candidates answer questions about the role of the mayor upon the court's withdrawal from its supervisory role over the school system and about the school budget. Audience members include John O'Bryant (Boston School Committee). Tape 2 of 2.

Format : Tape 3763   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 100560 
VHS cassette 101693 
Betacam cassette 101996 
digital betacam cassette 101995 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Busing for school integration - General
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
English High School
School management and organization

Subject : Personal Names
Flynn, Raymond
King, Mel

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Citywide Education Coalition (CWEC)

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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