By David Salisbury, Casey Latique Jr.

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Some white schoolchildren received no formal education at all during the five-year school closure. S. Supreme Court eventually decided to intervene directly because Prince Edward County repeatedly ignored court orders to open its public schools. S. Supreme Court decided in Griffin v. 37 Public schools in Prince Edward County finally had to open their doors to all students. The Supreme Court, however, did not say that Virginia’s tuition grant statute was itself unconstitutional. Therefore, Virginia parents continued to use tuition grants to pay for private education.

Its purpose was to circumvent Brown. 34 Some Virginia counties complied with the law. 35 Prince Edward County instead closed all public school doors to both white and Negro students from 1959 to 1964. White-only private academies founded by the Prince Edward County Foundation opened during that period, and the tuition grant became a source of revenue to the academies. Not all eligible white schoolchildren enrolled in a Foundation academy. Some white schoolchildren received no formal education at all during the five-year school closure.

560, 565 (1965); and Griffin v. Supp. 1178, 1180 (1969). Louisiana: Hall v. St. Supp. ; St. Helena Parish School Board v. S. 515 (1962); Poindexter v. Supp. ; and Louisiana Financial Assistance Commission v. S. 571 (1968). Arkansas: Aaron v. Supp. 944, 945 (1959), aff’d mem. ; and Faubus v. S. 197 (1959). Mississippi: Coffey v. Supp. 1389, 1392 (1969). 2 Virginia: Allen v. Supp. 497, 502–03 (1961); and Griffin v. 2d. 486, 492 (1964). Louisiana: Hall v. St. Supp. ; and St. Helena Parish School Board v.

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