Rodney Peterson, the Boston school headmaster allowed to keep his job after assaulting his wife, was chronically absent from work and struggling with personal bankruptcy, raising questions about why Superintendent Carol R. Johnson spoke so highly of him. Johnson championed Peterson during his three-year tenure in Boston, describing him as “among our most outstanding school leaders” in a letter to the judge who sentenced him last August. Now, Johnson has launched an investigation into whether Peterson abused the school department’s sick time policy.
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