[Review of Laval Wilson's tenure]
Original Airdate: 2/14/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Hope Kelly reviews the major events and key issues during the tenure of Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools). Kelly reports that the Boston School Committee voted to remove him from his post. Kelly adds that there are racial overtones in the vote to dismiss Wilson. Kelly notes that Wilson's opponents are all white. Kelly reviews Wilson's interview and selection, his record and the school bus drivers' strike. Kelly also discusses the school consolidation controversy and his contract renewal in 1989. Kelly reports that the Boston Public Schools experienced a rise in achievement test scores and a decrease in the drop-out rate under Wilson. Kelly's report is accompanied by footage illustrating these events during Wilson's tenure.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
Subject : Personal Names
Wilson, Dr. Laval
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee
Boston School Department
Type : Genre
News - Television
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