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Memphis Fights for Superintendent

School officials in Memphis are vowing to put up a fight to keep their superintendent from taking a job in Boston.

Dr. Carol Johnson has been selected to head Boston schools, and Mayor Thomas Menino says she has accepted the position.

Johnson meets with Memphis school officials today and is expected to accept Boston's offer when she visits the city tomorrow.

WBUR's Bob Oakes speaks with Deirdre Malone, president of the Parent Teacher Student Association at Central High School in Memphis, about how Johnson has impacted the school system there and whether officials have a chance at convincing her to stay.

This program aired on June 18, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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