Good can often come from passionate visions of past government decisions. In commemoration of 2019 American Education Week, the Virgin Islands Board of Education expresses its sincere thanks to all Virgin Islands education professionals for all they do for the children. To address the Board, call the Board of Education office at (585) 262-8525 by noon on the day of the meeting at which you wish to speak.
When the cases came before the Supreme Court in 1952, the Court consolidated all five cases under the name of Brown v. Board of Education. The Board of Education also advises the Executive Board on a number of specific educational matters. There are drawbacks to private education that should be considered before enrolling a child in private school.
Advance engages teachers in reflecting on both student learning data and meaningful feedback from school leaders, so they can learn, grow, and thrive as professionals. They receive public funding per student, causing the lawmakers concern over a possible redefinition of home schools.
Examinations conducted by the IB schools test the knowledge of the students and not their speed or memory. When we put severe behavior problems in regular education classes it’s just outright unfair to all of the other children in there. And in Sweatt v. Painter, supra, the Court expressly reserved decision on the question whether Plessy v. Ferguson should be held inapplicable to public education.
While the facts of each case are different, the main issue in each was the constitutionality of state-sponsored segregation in public schools. We hope that going forward all members of the planning board will engage productively with the board of education on the merits of the project to best serve the needs of our students, staff, and community.