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
Dear KY Senators, We've been Sold Out by Our Own Leaders! We need you to check out these slides and listen to the attached audio file before Monday. Thank you, Louisville (and JCPS) Stakeholders, Voters and Taxpayers
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On perhaps one of the most important days in recent Kentucky education reform history, the day when a dark-money-Trojan-horse voucher bill made its way onto the floor of Kentucky's General Assembly, not one, not two, but three candidates, who were endorsed by the largest teachers union in the state, failed to deliver the one vote… Continue reading Where Are JCTA-Endorsed Reps When It Matters?
A Dose of Their Own Medicine, Perhaps House Bill 208 (#HB208), the “back-to-school bill,” started out with good intentions, or so they were led to believe. It was positioned to some legislators as a “funding bill.” They were told districts needed this new language in order for SEEK dollars to follow students because after the… Continue reading Will They Kill #HB208?
https://soundcloud.com/wfmp-forward-radio/dear-jcps-mayes-episode-edited?in=wfmp-forward-radio/sets/save-our-schools-with-dear 0:00 Student 1: "I think you and I have had a pretty good relationship over the past 4 years and I just wanted to make Mayes aware of a situation that was pretty personal that happened yesterday. I was at the football practice filming ... and [one of the players] came over to talk… Continue reading Excerpts from the Mayes Audiotape
Today at 5 PM, Jefferson County Teachers’ Association (JCTA) triennial general elections will draw to a close. Following a contentious campaign cycle, a diverse group of teacher members vying for more than a dozen open seats on the Board, (including the four key leadership positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer), will learn how… Continue reading “Friendly Incumbent” or “Friendly Fire?”
You may remember the recent flak JCTA's political action committee received when they stuck to their endorsement of Jason Nemes. https://twitter.com/oliviakrauth/status/1318677202427383808 You may also be aware that same JCTA-endorsed candidate is now chairing an committee to impeach our public school friendly governor. He also voted for charter schools and the infamous "sewer bill." But terrible… Continue reading Terrible Endorsements Are Nothing New