Dear JCPS, I first started speaking at board meetings in 2013. We have always tried to be an ally to this board. We worked to support your efforts to remove an ineffective leader. We organized to replace a board member who gave her cover. https://youtu.be/GFFzB9HBAmM (Watch the 3 minute speech here.) Throughout the years… Continue reading Make Parents a (Legislative) Priority
Friends, JCPS is having a board meeting tonight, starting at 6 PM. Meanwhile, the folks who have been using JCPS Board meetings and dogwhistles to recruit and mobilize for their hate group continue to put pressure on board members. This is not hyperbole. They've already tried and failed a couple of times. Following the August… Continue reading All Eyes on JCPS
I can't say for sure what makes everyone tick, but what I can do is notice when a person's actions don't align with their words, or when they do things that cause harm to people they claim to be trying to help, despite us literally telling them to their faces that their behaviors are harmful.… Continue reading Privatizers In Our Midst
#PatternOrPracticeJCPS Series Now playing on Soundcloud, this week's episode of Save Our Schools With Dear JCPS is part of our new "Pattern or Practice" Series. This series features historical records from the Audio Archives tab. These podcasts attempt to tell the true stories of what really happened behind the scenes in JCPS as we continue… Continue reading NOW PLAYING: That time JCPS leaders conspired to vote an anti-racist off the district-wide Executive PTA Board.
Dear JCPS is publishing this piece as part of a series dedicated to identifying patterns or practices of discrimination in JCPS. To sign our petition to encourage the US Department of Justice to investigate JCPS and its outside entities, please click here. At this moment, JCTA PR's (Professional Representatives, also known as "building representatives") are… Continue reading “Duty of Obedience” in JCPS Organizations’ Bylaws Promotes “Pattern or Practice” of Discrimination
If there was ever an ideal time for students concerned about educational justice to "opt out" of high stakes testing, this is it! Due to the pandemic, the scores won't count, so why are they being administered at all? Because the federal government threatens to withhold badly needed funding if we don't keep doing things… Continue reading Refuse KPREP!
A new section of our website has been created to archive evidence and provide real-life examples of systemic or institutionalized racism within JCPS that have been documented by our group's organizers. Some of these patterns include: Second-hand racism/retaliation. Impossible/competing tasks. Manufactured evidence. Rigged elections. Denied or delayed responses to claims of discrimination. Some of the… Continue reading Pattern or Practice of Discrimination in JCPS
Jefferson County Teachers' Association leadership has put together some proposed changes to their bylaws. These changes appear to include language that will make it easier for the status quo to hold on to their power and silence anyone who dare speak up. These tactics are eerily similar to those employed by the 15th District (Jefferson… Continue reading Proposed JCTA bylaws changes make “witchhunts” easier, among other things.
Fierce and ready with the facts, House Rep. Angie Hatton keeps forked-tongued Damon Thayer in his place while everyone's favorite Senator Morgan McGarvey says what everyone wants to hear. Unshaven Steve Rudy appeared to be a last-minute stand in.
A behind the scenes look at Kentucky's modern education reform history. The day was March 28, 2019. It was the last day of a 30-day legislative session. Teachers in the state's largest school district, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) had just successfully "sicked out" six of the last seven days legislature was in session. I… Continue reading ON THE TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Sickouts vs. Sellouts