[School Committee is divided in support for Laval Wilson]
Original Airdate: 2/15/1989
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that the Boston School Committee is deeply divided over whether to renew the contract of Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools). Vaillancourt's report includes footage from a School Committee meeting at which members discuss Wilson's contract renewal. John O'Bryant (Boston School Committee) says that he refuses to watch Wilson be lynched by members of the Committee who do not respect his professionalism. Vaillancourt talks about Wilson's record as superintendent. She notes that some members are opposed to renewing his contract. Vaillancourt speculates on how each member of the Committee will vote and quotes John Nucci (Boston School Committee) as saying that Wilson's prospects look "gloomy." Vaillancourt reports accusations that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) has been lobbying against Wilson. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of the School Committee meeting and footage of School Committee members conferring with one another about Wilson's contract.
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Subject : Personal Names
Wilson, Dr. Laval
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Boston School Committee
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News - Television
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