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Glenola Mitchell of the Citywide Parents Council
[Parents criticize Boston School Committee]
Original Airdate: 2/20/1990

Length: 00:03:04
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
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 7095   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 100894 
VHS cassette 106323 
Betacam cassette 106380 
digital betacam cassette 106381 

Subject : Keywords
School boards
School superintendents

Subject : Personal Names
Burke, Daniel
Cappucci, Robert
Davis-Mullen, Peggy
Mitchell, Glenola
O'Bryant, John
Vaillancourt, Meg
van Leeuwen, Jackie
Wilson, Dr. Laval

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee

Type : Genre
News - Television

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