USVI EDUCATION CRISIS: OVER 80 TEACHERS RESIGN DURING 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR; 151 TEACHING VACANCIES AVAILABLE  

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Alana33
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http://viconsortium.com/featured/usvi-education-crisis/

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Posted : August 24, 2017 12:12 pm
ironheadUSVI
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Looks like the same headline from this time last year,

and the year before,

and the year before...

from 2015: http://viconsortium.com/business/education-crisis-over-70-teachers-have-resigned-or-retired-since-june/

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Posted : August 24, 2017 2:29 pm
stxsailor
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I'm sure it's not only the paybut unruly kids and parents. My friend is a teacher here and she too many (not all) of the kids and parents are unruly and the parents blame the teachers for their kids bad grades. She still enjoys her job no the less.

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Posted : August 24, 2017 5:15 pm
Alana33
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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.

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Posted : August 24, 2017 6:48 pm
Spartygrad95
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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.

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Posted : August 24, 2017 9:28 pm
JohnnyU
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Yeah it's the rich white vultures fault. The school stuff is the same ol same ol. Was that way 20+ years ago and it's the same today.

Shocking when you can't buy books and pay teachers when your spending per pupil is among if no the highest in the US and nobody demands any accountability

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Posted : August 25, 2017 1:31 am
Spartygrad95
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Never said it was "their fault". Stating who IS waiting in the wings for when it does collapse.

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Posted : August 25, 2017 8:14 am
JohnnyU
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Still a lot of risk with buying the land - Zoning/taxes/etc.

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Posted : August 25, 2017 3:03 pm
Spartygrad95
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Not stopping them in PR

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Posted : August 25, 2017 4:16 pm
JohnnyU
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They're buying private property (afaik) vs gov owned. One rich hedge fund selling to another rates a meh...

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Posted : August 25, 2017 4:54 pm
Spartygrad95
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Private land that was owned by locals who fled as well.

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Posted : August 25, 2017 9:56 pm
Alana33
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My POINT was that $10 MILLION plus was going to a "sports stadium" instead of education children in OUR community.

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Posted : August 25, 2017 11:31 pm
Spartygrad95
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Sadly that money was appropriated in previous legislatures.

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Posted : August 26, 2017 12:32 am
JohnnyU
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Private land that was owned by locals who fled as well.

So what other option is there, have the land forfeited to the Gov? LOL

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Posted : August 26, 2017 1:32 am
Alana33
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You just don't get it.

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Posted : August 26, 2017 1:45 am
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