Accountability, Admin, Vision: 2020

Justice for The Students of DMHS

The following letter was sent to Dear JCPS by a former Manual student. We are publishing it with permission from the author, amid what appears to be emerging as a systemic and pervasive pattern of discrimination that has been allowed to fester in a number of our schools under the previous administration. By sharing this… Continue reading Justice for The Students of DMHS

Accountability, Admin, Vision: 2020

Current Manual Teacher: Consider Limited Perspective of Defenders

The following letter was sent to Dear JCPS by a current Manual teacher. We are publishing it with permission from the author, amid what appears to be emerging as a systemic and pervasive pattern of discrimination that has been allowed to fester in a number of our schools under the previous administration. By sharing this… Continue reading Current Manual Teacher: Consider Limited Perspective of Defenders

Accountability, Admin, Vision: 2020

Current Manual Parent: Principal Sets Toxic Environment; Rules by Intimidation

The following email was sent to @JCPSKY Superintendent on November 8, with a copy to Dear JCPS. We are publishing it with permission from the author, amid what appears to be emerging as a systemic and pervasive pattern of discrimination that has been allowed to fester in a number of our schools under the previous… Continue reading Current Manual Parent: Principal Sets Toxic Environment; Rules by Intimidation

Accountability, Admin, Vision: 2020

Ignoring “Minor” Incidents Allows Behavior To Continue

The following email was sent to Dear JCPS. We are publishing it with permission from the author, amid what appears to be emerging as a systemic and pervasive pattern of discrimination that has been allowed to fester in a number of our schools under the previous administration. By sharing this former Manual student’s testimony with… Continue reading Ignoring “Minor” Incidents Allows Behavior To Continue

Accountability, Admin, Vision: 2020

Manual Principal — Another Opinion

The following email was sent to Dear JCPS. We are publishing it with permission from the author, amid what appears to be emerging as a systemic and pervasive pattern of discrimination that has been allowed to fester in a number of our schools under the previous administration. By sharing this former Manual student’s testimony with… Continue reading Manual Principal — Another Opinion

Accountability, Admin, Vision: 2020

Statement on JTown Incident From @JCPSKY Board Member Chris Kolb

Below is the statement that was shared by @JCPSKY Board Member Chris Kolb at the 11/7/17 school board meeting. We are posting it here with his permission. Dear JCPS is collecting opinion letters regarding the JTown incident and SROs in schools, and we will be posting a compilation of them over the coming days. Click… Continue reading Statement on JTown Incident From @JCPSKY Board Member Chris Kolb

Accountability, Admin, Vision: 2020

Manual Graduate: “He Had Issues With Us”

The following email was sent to Dear JCPS. We are publishing it with permission from the author, amid what appears to be emerging as a systemic and pervasive pattern of discrimination that has been allowed to fester in a number of our schools under the previous administration. By sharing this former Manual student's testimony with… Continue reading Manual Graduate: “He Had Issues With Us”

Accountability, Admin, Vision: 2020

Parent “Shocked and Appalled” at Manual Principal’s Behavior

The following email was sent to @JCPSKY Board Members and Superintendent, with a copy to Dear JCPS. We are publishing it with permission from the author, amid what appears to be emerging as a systemic and pervasive pattern of discrimination that has been allowed to fester in a number of our schools under the previous… Continue reading Parent “Shocked and Appalled” at Manual Principal’s Behavior

Admin, Vision: 2020

Manual Alumnus: Using My Voice To Help Others

The following email was sent to @JCPSKY Board Members and Superintendent, with a copy to Dear JCPS. We are publishing it with permission from the author, amid what appears to be emerging as a systemic and pervasive pattern of discrimination that has been allowed to fester in a number of our schools under the previous… Continue reading Manual Alumnus: Using My Voice To Help Others

"Males of Color" Magnet School, Accountability, Admin, Behavior/Discipline, District Boundaries, Magnet Review Process, Privatization of Public Education, Standardized Testing, Teacher Shortage, Vision: 2020

LET’S PLAY “WHITE-PRIVILEGED MONOPOLY!”

White privilege is real. So is generational, institutionalized racism. Nowhere is it more prevalent than in our public school system. But often, those who make the rules have a hard time seeing how those rules can limit access to opportunity for others. While these issues are nothing to make light of, sometimes you need a… Continue reading LET’S PLAY “WHITE-PRIVILEGED MONOPOLY!”