Interview with Dolores Torres
QUESTION 8
INTERVIEWER:

Why did the community governing board, why did they like Rhody McCoy?

DOLORES TORRES:

Well they felt that he could relate for the kids in the neighborhood.

INTERVIEWER:

OK, once again make sure you say the community governing board, Rhody McCoy.

DOLORES TORRES:

OK.

INTERVIEWER:

Why did the community governing board like Rhody McCoy.

DOLORES TORRES:

Well the reason the community board, ah, like Rhody McCoy, was we felt that he could really relate to the problems that we had with our children in the schools. He came from a school that was a six hundred school, this is what we at the term, at the time deemed the board of ed's throw-away schools. This is where the kids were put when they figured no other school would have them. And he understood the problems, also his qualifications were good. We found also that he would be able to help us to pick principals that could relate to our children, too, and really see that there was a good education going on in the schools. And to do so we would have to pick principals not from the first three on the list, we might have to go out of the, off the list.