Accountability, Budget, Privatization of Public Education, Teacher Shortage

A Principal’s POV on Pension Reform

The following email was sent to all Kentucky Legislators by a Jefferson County Public Schools Principal. We are publishing it with his permission:   Legislators, My name is Robert Fulk, Principal of The Marion C. Moore School in Louisville, KY JCPS.  We are the largest school in the city of Louisville with an enrollment of… Continue reading A Principal’s POV on Pension Reform

Budget, Standardized Testing, Vision: 2020

Non-Certified Instructor Impact Survey

As first reported by Toni Konz, WDRB, a state audit recently forced JCPS to reassign many of its non-certified instructors to supporting roles instead of supervising classrooms, since state law does not allow them to do so without a certified teacher present. This has apparently resulted in modification or discontinuation of certain optional classes in… Continue reading Non-Certified Instructor Impact Survey

Budget, Privatization of Public Education

Do You Know These People?

If you happen to know any of these nice people listed below, could you have a talk with them? Could you let them know gently, one-on-one, that by supporting vouchers, and their evil cousin Scholarship Tax Credits, they are, perhaps unknowingly, supporting profiteering efforts that are backed by ALEC, The Koch Brothers, and others who… Continue reading Do You Know These People?

Budget, District Boundaries, Privatization of Public Education, Vision: 2020

A Student’s Thoughts On Busing

Dear JCPS, My name is H.G., I am a freshman at Doss High School. I agree with busing for many reasons. If busing was to stop many families without transportation would be affected greatly. Families only want the best education for their children. If busing is the way to get their kids to a better… Continue reading A Student’s Thoughts On Busing

Budget, District Boundaries, Privatization of Public Education, Vision: 2020

Busing NEEDS To Continue. Here is why.

Dear JCPS, I am C. F., a freshman at Doss High School. In this letter, I am going to tell you my views on busing, and why I believe it has an important role in keeping our community desegregated and diverse. If busing ends, and the bill stating we have to attend our neighborhood schools… Continue reading Busing NEEDS To Continue. Here is why.

Accountability, Budget, Privatization of Public Education, Teacher Shortage, Vision: 2020

Taxpayers Deserve Answers, Action and Accountability

Dear JCPS Board of Education Members, On November 30, I spoke before the board and asked for follow-up data with regards to Adam Edelen’s audit. To date, I have not received a response. In particular, I am interested in knowing how the following numbers look today, relative to what was identified by the audit several… Continue reading Taxpayers Deserve Answers, Action and Accountability

Budget, District Boundaries, Vision: 2020

Doss Students Weigh in on Busing

Students in Ms. Weaver's Exploring Civics Class at Doss High School recently learned about the history of desegregation, busing and current events that could impact student assignment in JCPS. They submitted the following letters sharing what they learned and their opinions on the subject, both pro and con, from the student perspective. We wanted to share their… Continue reading Doss Students Weigh in on Busing