200 rally to support Boston schools chief
They say superintendent deserves to stay
About 200 supporters of Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson packed the pews of Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain Saturday proclaiming a unified message: The embattled superintendent will not be going anywhere. “Our schools need a leader with integrity and honesty,” said the Rev. Ray Hammond, the church’s pastor. “Carol Johnson has been and will continue to be that leader.” The rally was held just one day after a group of public school parents began a petition drive calling for Johnson to resign. As of early Saturday evening, the online petition had 57 signatures.