Nowadays, the New York City board of education is providing high incentives for in-state and out-of-state elementary education teachers such as offering free college degrees in education. Respondents with a pass rate at or above the national average were slightly more likely to allow students to repeat a course only once and to repeat only one course in the program. Board of Education meeting agendas and minutes can be accessed through the BoardDocs menu on the left side of this page.
Over the last two decades I have worked with more special education students than I can remember as a special education teacher and a regular education teacher teaching inclusion classes. While the available speaker and observer spots at the board’s regular meetings typically fill up quickly, attendees often have to miss school or work in order to take part in them.
If you can’t resolve a concern with your child’s teacher or if you’d like to learn more about school programs, reach out to your school’s parent coordinator. The NAACP in Topeka sought to challenge this policy of segregation and recruited 13 Topeka parents to challenge the law on behalf of 20 children.
In recent years, the Board of Education has gone as far as to provide qualifying scholarships and housing benefits for prospective preservice and new teachers to teach at low-performing elementary schools. A 1896 U.S. Supreme Court case, Plessy v. Ferguson, made facilities and schools separate based on race.
Segregation in schools, or putting black students in separate schools from white students, was made illegal by the Supreme Court ruling in the Brown V. Board of Education case in 1954. In the South Carolina case, Briggs v. Elliott, the plaintiffs are Negro children of both elementary and high school age residing in Clarendon County.