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Dr. Laval Wilson
[Review of Laval Wilson's tenure]
Original Airdate: 2/14/1990

Length: 00:04:07
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
Hope Kelly
Format : Tape 7082   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 106161 
VHS cassette 106325 
Betacam cassette 106377 
digital betacam cassette 106376 

Subject : Keywords
School boards
School superintendents

Subject : Personal Names
Burke, Daniel
Davis-Mullen, Peggy
Doherty, Edward
Flynn, Raymond
Grady, John
Guiney, Ellen
Henriquez, Julio
Jones, Eileen
Kelly, Hope
McGuire, Jean
Muhammad, Don
Nucci, John
O'Bryant, John
O'Reilly, Thomas
Walsh-Tomasini, Rita
Wilson, Dr. Laval

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee
Boston School Department

Type : Genre
News - Television

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