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Superintendent Laval Wilson
[Boston parents frustrated with Wilson and School Committee]
Original Airdate: 8/23/1988

Length: 00:02:31
Item Type: newstape - aircheck

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that teachers and parents are frustrated over new starting times for the Boston Public Schools for the coming school year. Jones notes that the Boston School Committee voted in favor of the new starting times in May as part of an effort to cut costs. Jones reports that parents have not yet received notification of the new starting times. He adds that many parents blame the Dr. Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools). Jones report includes footage from a Boston School Committee meeting. Parents and teachers address their complaints about the new starting times to the Committee members. Jones interviews Dede Calhoun (Dorchester parent) about her dissatisfaction with the new starting times. Calhoun talks about the difficulty of finding after school care on short notice because school hours have been altered. Jones reports that support for Wilson among School Committee members may be slipping. He notes that discussions on the renewal of Wilson's contract will begin soon. Jones interviews Peggy Davis-Mullen (Boston School Committee). Davis-Mullen says that Wilson is not able to deliver the school-based management policies that are necessary to improve the schools. Jones reports that Wilson will begin his third year on the job under intense scrutiny by School Committee members.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 5959   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102927 
VHS cassette 103088 
Betacam cassette 105176 
digital betacam cassette 105175 

Subject : Keywords
School boards
School management and organization
School superintendents

Subject : Personal Names
Calhoun, Dede
Davis-Mullen, Peggy
Jones, Marcus
McGuire, Jean
Nucci, John
Wilson, Dr. Laval

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee

Type : Genre
News - Television

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