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Charles Yancey, Reverend Bruce Wall and Bruce Bolling in the City Council Chambers
[Boston City Council delays vote on school reform]
Original Airdate: 8/3/1987

Length: 00:03:26
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that the Boston City Council has delayed voting on the school reform package proposed by Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston). Vaillancourt notes that the school reform package includes a home rule petition that transfers decision-making power from the Boston School Committee to the superintendent of schools. Vaillancourt reports that some councillors including Dapper O'Neil are opposed to the plan. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of O'Neil criticizing the plan because it gives too much power to the superintendent. Vaillancourt reports that critics accuse the Boston City Council of delaying their vote on the proposal in order to garner media attention. Vaillancourt notes that school reform is an important issue for voters. Vaillancourt's report includes footage from an interview with John Nucci (Boston School Committee) and shots of a newspaper article criticizing the City Council. Vaillancourt interviews Christopher Ianella (Boston City Council). Ianella says that the councilors are practicing "the art of politics" and that they will eventually vote in favor of the proposal. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of a Boston City Council meeting. Reverend Bruce Wall (Twelfth Baptist Church) delivers an invocation before the meeting. City Councilors James Kelly and Joseph Tierney address the meeting.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 5204   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 103426 
VHS cassette 103595 
Betacam cassette 104035 
digital betacam cassette 104034 

Subject : Keywords
Municipal government
School boards
School management and organization
School superintendents

Subject : Personal Names
Bolling, Bruce
Flynn, Raymond
Ianella, Christopher
Kelly, James
Nucci, John
O'Neil, Albert "Dapper"
Tierney, Joseph
Vaillancourt, Meg
Wall, Bruce
Wilson, Dr. Laval
Yancey, Charles

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston City Council
Boston School Committee

Type : Genre
News - Television

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