This is a DRAFT of our legislative priorities for 2020. We want your input! Please help us rank them and provide examples of each of the categories listed below. Suggested edits and additions also welcome. ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE in JCPS “with E’S” FROM OUR JCPS BOARD MEMBERS & SUPERINTENDENT, we demand: EVIDENCE-BASED education practices Realistic… Continue reading Educational Justice With “E’s”
Dear JCPS, I am a teacher at Iroquois High School. We are on fire. The recent news reports only show a very small portion of the absolute hell our school has become. Today (Friday 11/1/19) I witnessed no less than four fights. This is the norm. A kid sat in traffic on Taylor Boulevard. We… Continue reading Iroquois is on FIRE
Dear JCPS, In the weeks since the incident at Jeffersontown High School, questions have been raised about whether the district should continue to have School Resource Officers (SROs). As I have followed this issue on social media, I have been dismayed, not that there are those speaking out in favor of SROs, but that so… Continue reading Why I don’t want police officers in schools
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!”
Dear JCPS, I briefly reviewed the results of the recent audit. It seems that the documents I read about the audit, and nearly every other document about or by JCPS, rarely address real-life problems faced by students and teachers...issues that the general public are rarely aware of. Here are a few: Students who are supposed… Continue reading Helpless and Hopeless
This letter was submitted via our Open Letter Form. Please join in the conversation on our Facebook page. Dear JCPS, Why is it that the females in our schools are punished more severely than the boys? I have been in the JCPS system for years, and every year when girls act up, their punishments are… Continue reading Are Men Better Than Women?
This letter was submitted via our Open Letter Form. Please join in the conversation on our Facebook page. Dear JCPS, I work in one of the elementary schools in the Southwest part of the city. Our school is one of the Compassionate Schools. Three times each week, our students learn how to calm themselves down,… Continue reading Student Fighting
This is an email that was sent by an Academy @ Shawnee Sophomore to Dr. Hargens on Sunday, Nov. 27. She asked that Dear JCPS publish it our our open letter forum. Dear Dr. Hargens, I wanted to follow up with you in regards to my speech that I gave at the JCPS Board meeting… Continue reading #BringBackTheColonel, Please?
Good evening. My name is Stephen Cain. I had been the Chief Flight Instructor at The Academy @ Shawnee for the past 10 years. I come before you tonight to ask why you Board members indirectly, and Dr. Hargens directly, have done anything/everything in your power to destroy success at The Academy @ Shawnee. I… Continue reading Death by 1000 Cuts
Dear JCPS, My name is M, and I am a junior at the Academy @ Shawnee. You might recognize me from this time last year when I stood before you and spoke about how I never had a math teacher at all last year and didn't receive what I deserve as a student because of… Continue reading Think About the Students