Editorials

editorial

Carol Johnson shouldn’t oversee probe of headmaster she championed

The public should take no comfort in the announcement that Boston schools Superintendent Carol Johnson is investigating the work record of former high school headmaster Rodney Peterson. Since the day she hired Peterson in 2009, Johnson has shown consistently bad judgment in all matters regarding the disgraced headmaster.

A Globe review of payroll records shows that Peterson missed more than 20 percent of the last school year at the O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. Yet Johnson seemed none the wiser about his absenteeism. Even when confronted directly with Peterson’s misdeeds, Johnson ignored them. She failed, for example, to discipline Peterson after he was arrested last year for assaulting his wife. Inexplicably, she provided him with a character reference at his sentencing hearing.

Your comment is subject to the rules of our Posting Policy

This comment may appear on your public profile. Public Profile FAQ

Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com