[Parents criticize Boston School Committee]
Original Airdate: 2/20/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that members of the Citywide Parents Council have criticized the Boston School Committee's decision to release Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) from his contract. Vaillancourt's report includes footage from a press conference with Council members Jackie van Leeuwen and Glenola Mitchell. Van Leeuwen says that School Committee members acted unethically and unfairly in firing Wilson. Mitchell says that she believes that race played a role in Wilson's firing. Vaillancourt notes that School Committee members were critical of Wilson's communication skills but rated him as fair or better in all other categories. Vaillancourt reports that School Committee members deny that race played a role in the firing. Vaillancourt notes that parents are demanding a voice in the selection of Wilson's successor. Vaillancourt adds that the School Committee has been forced to cut back on spending and that money will be tight for the next year. Vaillancourt's report is accompanied by footage of a Boston School Committee meeting and footage of Wilson speaking to the media.
Contributor : Reporter
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Subject : Personal Names
van Leeuwen, Jackie
Wilson, Dr. Laval
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee
Type : Genre
News - Television
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