Tag: Board

Brown v. Board of Education ruling: What to know

Among the landmark decisions from the Supreme Court, Brown v. Board of Education ranks among the most influential of all time, as it resoundingly declared that “separate… facilities are inherently unequal.”

The unanimous decision was issued on May 17, 1954, and it initiated the process of integration in schools across the country — slow and stuttered as it has been.


The decision overturned a policy that had been in place since the end of the 19th century. It was not the definitive end to segregation policies, but Brown v.

Read more

San Francisco Board of Education is quiet following report of group examining possible recalls

San Francisco’s Board of Education is declining to comment Wednesday on a report that a city nonprofit is targeting its members for possible recall efforts amid continued frustration over delays in reopening its schools. 

The Campaign for Better Public Schools launched by Families for San Francisco will also explore placing a charter amendment on the ballot to make board members mayoral appointees rather than being elected, according to the San Francisco Examiner. 

The developments come as the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) postponed Tuesday’s scheduled talks on how to safely reopen classrooms despite an ongoing lawsuit by the City

Read more

Bill aims to change the Michigan Board of Education, favoring the U.P.

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A state senator from the Upper Peninsula wants to change how state board of education nominees are chosen, and his proposal would heavily favor his district.

Right now, political parties can nominate whomever they like to run for the Michigan Board of Education. The board has eight members who serve eight-year terms. Those terms are staggered so that two of them are on the ballot every two years.

Republican State Sen. Ed McBroom is proposing a new system that ties each seat to one of eight districts around the state. When a seat is up for

Read more

Texas Board Revises Sex Education Standards to Include More Birth Control

“Texas is a very diverse state, obviously, and the 200-plus rural school districts that I represent, I wanted to give them the freedom and the latitude to include some of those items in their curriculum, in their teaching, if they choose to do so,” he said at Friday’s meeting.

More than 20 hours of public comment, from across the political spectrum, were heard in June and September over revisions of the state’s health education standards. Ricardo Martinez, the chief executive of Equality Texas, an L.G.B.T.Q. advocacy group, testified multiple times ahead of Friday’s vote and said that excluding language about

Read more