Boston School Committee Chairperson Resigns After Community Outcry

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Boston School Committee Chairperson Michael Loconto resigned Thursday after being caught on a hot mic during a late night committee meeting.

During a Boston School Committee meeting over Zoom Wednesday night, Loconto appeared to mock the names of participants in the virtual meeting, and was caught on his microphone.

The eight-and-a-half hour meeting was focused primarily on a vote to suspend for one year the use of an exam for admission to Boston's exam schools.

We hear from WBUR Edify reporter Max Larkin.

This segment aired on October 22, 2020.

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