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Marcus Jones reports on Ray Flynn's proposal to replace the present school committee
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[Flynn proposes an appointed school committee]
Original Airdate: 8/8/1989

Length: 00:02:32
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) and a group of community activists have suggested replacing Boston's elected school committee with an appointed school board. Jones interviews Charles Stith (Union United Methodist Church) at Logan Airport. Stith talks about his upcoming trip to Philadelphia to learn about the appointed school board in that city. Jones says that Flynn wants to remove politics from the government of the Boston Public School System. Jones' report includes footage from a press conference with Flynn and supporters. Flynn urges the citizens of Boston to join the movement to change the School Committee. Elnavia Green (parent), Bill Owens (State Senator), Reverend McCall Thomas (Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church) and Tony Molina (President, Bilingual Master Parents' Advisory Council) voice their support for Flynn's proposal. Jones interviews John Nucci (Boston School Committee). Nucci says that it is not a good idea to ask voters to give up their right to vote. Jones notes that the controversy is drawing attention away from the immediate needs of the schools. Jones's report includes footage of a Boston School Committee meeting.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 6652   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102978 
VHS cassette 105738 
Betacam cassette 105737 
digital betacam cassette 105736 

Subject : Keywords
African American religious leaders
Municipal government
School boards

Subject : Personal Names
Bowman, Kitty
Browne, Abigail
Burke, Daniel
Davis-Mullen, Peggy
Flynn, Raymond
Green, Elnavia
Jones, Marcus
Molina, Tony
Nucci, John
O'Neil, Albert "Dapper"
O'Reilly, Thomas
Owens, William
Scondras, David
Stith, Charles
Thomas, McCall
Wilson, Dr. Laval

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee

Type : Genre
News - Television

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