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Boston Teachers Union Calling For Changes To School Committee

BOSTON — The Boston Teachers Union is calling for changes in the school committee.

According to union President Richard Stutman, school committee members have unanimously approved proposals made by the Menino administration 99 percent of the time since 1994.

The committee has been appointed by the mayor since 1992.

Stutman is calling for a committee made up of both mayoral appointees and elected officials.

“There has to be some sort of change, some independence, some debate,” Stutman said. “Otherwise we conceded that the superintendent is always right on every issue.”

The school committee chair told the Boston Globe that the board is independent and has successfully pushed for changes to Menino administration proposals.

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