USVI EDUCATION CRISIS: OVER 80 TEACHERS RESIGN DURING 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR; 151 TEACHING VACANCIES AVAILABLE
Looks like the same headline from this time last year,
and the year before,
and the year before...
Didn't Mapp take money from the Education Department budget to subsidize the pie in the sky sports stadium in STX which will be millions of dollars overrun, take forever (bridge to Nowhere) to complete and not really enhance the tourism in STX?
I'd much rather see some new public schools built with all that money that that will flow into Mapp's and his cronies' pockets from that endeavor.
Schools are falling apart, we are broke and he gon build a $10 MILLION plus sports center. WTF! We obviously realize that education comes last and Mapp's wasteful spending supersedes everything.
He didnt take money because no new budget has been passed yet. His new budget does have $10M less for education. I'm no Mapp guy but when you have a $100M structural deficit and you have no access to bond markets, cuts have to be made before draconian ones come. The rich white stateside vultures are licking their chops in anticipation of gobbling up all the land on the cheap and finishing the gentrification process.