Marlborough school superintendent faces criticism
Marlborough’s superintendent of schools, Anthony Pope, is coming under heavy criticism as a succession of controversies buffets his administration. Students are outraged that Pope fired a popular assistant principal after putting him on administrative leave without explanation late last year. A high school guidance counselor accuses Pope of shoving her during a student sit-in. And the city’s teacher’s union charges that Pope is rude and intimidating. Pope says he treats all students, families, and staff with respect and professionalism and makes decisions in the students’ best interest.