[Flynn proposes an appointed school committee]
Original Airdate: 8/8/1989
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
Subject : Keywords
African American religious leaders
Subject : Personal Names
O'Neil, Albert "Dapper"
Wilson, Dr. Laval
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee
Type : Genre
News - Television
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