[Controversy over teacher lay-offs]
Original Airdate: 6/19/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that a shrinking school budget may force teacher lay-offs in the Boston Public School System. Jones notes that a final federal court order may require lay-offs to be based on affirmative action quotas instead of union seniority. Jones adds that white teachers with seniority are at odds with newer minority teachers. Jones's report includes footage of Robert Marshall (President, Concerned Black Teachers of Boston) at a press conference. Marshall says that seniority is a biased and discriminatory criterion for determining lay-offs. Jones interviews Edward Doherty (President, Boston Teachers Union). Doherty says that more minority teachers must be hired. He adds that affirmative action quotas should not force white teachers out of their jobs. Jones's report also includes footage of a Boston School Committee meeting. Antonieta Gimeno (parent) tells the School Committee that Haitian, Asian, Cape Verdean, and African students find no reflection of their heritages in the school curriculum or in the school faculty. Jones reports that the federal court withdrew from supervision over the Boston Public schools last month. He notes that deep-seated racial problems still plague the system. Jones' report includes footage of members of the Boston Teachers Union picketing outside of the Boston School Department.
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Subject : Keywords
Affirmative action programs
School management and organization
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Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee
Boston School Department
Boston Teachers Union
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News - Television
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