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Marcus Jones reports on differences among Boston School Committee members
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[Laval Wilson frustrated with School Committee]
Original Airdate: 1/21/1987

Length: 00:03:23
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) is frustrated because the Boston School Committee has twice rejected his proposal to consolidate Boston high schools. Jones' report includes interviews with School Committee members John Nucci, Joseph Casper and O'Bryant. Nucci says that Wilson is frustrated by a lack of support from some members of the Committee. Casper accuses the minority members of the School Committee of causing trouble for Wilson. O'Bryant resents Casper's accusations that the minority members of the Committee vote in a bloc. O'Bryant and Casper differ on how much parental participation should be encouraged by Wilson and the School Committee. Jones notes that some critics accuse the committee of focusing too much on the daily operations of the schools and not enough on educational policy. Jones notes that a spokesperson for Wilson says that Wilson has no intention of leaving his post. Jones' report includes footage from an interview with Michael McCormack (Boston City Council) and footage of a Boston School Committee meeting.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 4851   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102861 
VHS cassette 103986 
Betacam cassette 104168 
digital betacam cassette 104169 

Subject : Keywords
School boards
School superintendents

Subject : Personal Names
Casper, Joseph
Grady, John
Jones, Marcus
McCluskey, Kevin
McCormack, Michael
McGuire, Jean
Nucci, John
O'Bryant, John
O'Reilly, Thomas
Wilson, Dr. Laval

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee

Type : Genre
News - Television

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