The Board of Education of New York has announced several plans to improve education for the city’s children. Among these are plans to implement new feeder patterns for all elementary schools by September 1966, close the Brooklyn Girl’s High School, eliminate IQ tests, and reduce class sizes. Other goals include reducing dropout rates and improving the quality of education. The Superintendent will present his plans to the Board on March 16th.
Cantes v. Board of Education
The Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of school choice in the case of Cantes v. Board of Education New York. The case was decided in part because of a flawed school finance system. The state of New York relied heavily on local property taxes to fund its public schools, but the system disproportionately disadvantaged poor districts. The state’s system violated the Equal Protection Clause, which is the foundation of the Constitution.
The State of New York awards merit scholarships to high-achieving high-school students. However, in the past, these scholarships were based solely on SAT scores, which were not an adequate predictor of success in college. A group of female students challenged this practice in court. The court ruled that the reliance on SAT scores discriminated against female students and required the state to take high school grades into account when awarding scholarships.
Defendant’s 14th Amendment right to due process
A defendant’s 14th Amendment right to due process, known as due process of law, requires the prosecution to establish every fact necessary to prove …The Board of Education of New York Announces Plans to Improve Education Read More