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Unconscionable leadership void at O’Bryant School

I’m infuriated by the Rodney Peterson situation at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science (“Ex-headmaster’s staff say problems were known,” Page A1, Aug. 2). Why was an “instructional facilitator” brought all the way from Memphis to be a new headmaster in Boston? Why was a co-headmaster position created for him at the O’Bryant after the Odyssey School folded? The larger Boston Latin Academy and Boston Latin School don’t have co-headmasters.

Why was Peterson allowed to assume his position at the O’Bryant even after his arrest? And why, even after it became clear he wasn’t doing his job, did no one at the school drop a dime?

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