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Dr. Laval Wilson interviews for the post of superintendent of schools
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[Interview with Laval Wilson]
Original Airdate: 7/19/1985

Length: 00:19:59
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Laval Wilson (candidate for Superintendent of Boston Public Schools) prepares for his interview with the Boston School Committee. He arranges several large posterboards around and in front of a table in the School Committee chambers. Eileen Jones interviews Wilson about his upcoming interview with the School Committee. Wilson says that he will try to show the School Committee that he is the best candidate for the job. He adds that posters and visual aids help him to communicate. Wilson says that he hopes to have the support of a broad spectrum of community groups and not just the African American community. Wilson declines to identify himself as "conservative." Wilson begins his interview with the School Committee. Wilson talks about his previous experience and his thorough understanding of school desegregation issues and school curricula. Wilson answers questions about remedial education. A member of the School Committee asks Wilson why two African American members of the School Committee do not support his candidacy. Wilson says that he is not familiar with the politics of individual committee members; he adds that he is an educator who happens to be black. Wilson says that he would like to be superintendent for all students and members of the community. Wilson notes that educational programs are more important than ethnicity. Jones reports on the interview and the School Committee's process in selecting a new superintendent.

Contributor : Reporter
Eileen Jones
Format : Tape 4008   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 102015 
VHS cassette 103375 
Betacam cassette 103395 
digital betacam cassette 103385 

Subject : Keywords
School boards
School superintendents

Subject : Personal Names
Jones, Eileen
McCluskey, Kevin
Nucci, John
Wilson, Dr. Laval

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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