Boston school chief hit with new criticism
City councilor says she ‘needs to go’; Menino steadfast in his support
Several Boston city councilors Tuesday questioned the leadership of School Superintendent Carol R. Johnson a day after she publicly apologized for failing to take action when one of her headmasters was arrested for assaulting his wife. Johnson said she “made a mistake” not placing Rodney Peterson on administrative leave after his arrest, and sent the wrong message about domestic violence. But support for Johnson remains steadfast where it matters most — in the office of Mayor Thomas M. Menino.