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Boston parent group seeks to oust Superintendent Carol Johnson

A group of Boston public school parents launched a petition drive Friday to oust Superintendent ­Carol R. Johnson, arguing that she has lost the public’s trust after disclosure that she took no disciplinary action against a headmaster who admitted beating his wife and that she had sent a supportive letter to a judge presiding over the case.

The petition calls on Johnson, who apologized earlier this week for her actions, to resign immediately. If she does not, the signers ­demand that the School Committee fire her, saying Johnson “has shown a clear pattern of unwise, politically motivated, and uninformed choices that have put the children of Boston public schools at risk.”

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