[School budget cuts]
Original Airdate: 5/6/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Hope Kelly reports that Dr. Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) proposed a set of reforms to improve the Boston Public Schools in the beginning of his tenure as superintendent. Kelly reviews Wilson's proposals for school reforms and notes that the programs were backed by the Boston School Committee. Kelly's report includes footage of Wilson in 1985 and footage of Wilson announcing his school reform package. Kelly reports that the Boston School Committee has recently cut Wilson's budget by $8.5 million. Kelly reviews the budget cuts. Kelly interviews John Nucci (Boston School Committee), Sam Tyler (Boston Municipal Research Bureau), and Ellen Guiney (Educational Advisor to Mayor Flynn) about the budget cuts. Kelly reviews the budget figures for municipal spending on education from 1984 to 1989 and budget figures for overall city spending from 1986 to 1988. Kelly notes that the city's spending on education has greatly increased from 1984. She notes that critics believe that the School Department is not spending its money wisely. Kelly reports that the city will need to curb its spending in the next few years due to the absence of budget surpluses. Kelly's report is accompanied by footage of students in the Boston Public Schools.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
School management and organization
Subject : Personal Names
Wilson, Dr. Laval
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee
Type : Genre
News - Television
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