Accountability, Behavior/Discipline, District Boundaries, Privatization of Public Education, Standardized Testing, Student Assignment, Teacher Shortage, Vision: 2020

Educational Justice With “E’s”

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”

District Boundaries, Privatization of Public Education, Student Assignment

#WeChoose Equity

F O R   I M M E D I A T E   R E L E A S E For more information, contact: Gay Adelmann                                     De’Nita WrightDear JCPS                                              Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression 502-565-8397                                        502-403-3926 A video of our press conference can be found here. To the JCPS School Board: “Stop School… Continue reading #WeChoose Equity

District Boundaries, Vision: 2020

Free Showcase Parking Passes for West End Families

Showcase of Schools is Saturday at the ExpoCenter. @Dear_JCPS has partnered with Jefferson County Public Schools to ensure that parking fees do not prevent families in “non-neighborhood resides” districts from exploring and exercising their public school choice options. There will be free parking for West End families who do not have a resides school in… Continue reading Free Showcase Parking Passes for West End Families

"Males of Color" Magnet School, District Boundaries, Privatization of Public Education

Diversity Vs. Equity. Why Must We Choose?

I received the attached email from board member Linda Duncan this morning. I wanted to share it with you, along with my response.   Hi Linda, Thank you for your email. As they say, "correlation does not equal causation." Yes, gaps have widened, and yes, students have become less engaged. However, that doesn't mean busing… Continue reading Diversity Vs. Equity. Why Must We Choose?

"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!”

"Males of Color" Magnet School, Accountability, Admin, District Boundaries, Privatization of Public Education, Vision: 2020

JCPS = Allergic to Real Change

Dear JCPS, Everyone should know by now that you all can only do "so much" due to a possible state takeover but at this point it doesn't matter and let me explain to you why. Charter schools are a radical change. Trying to legally segregate us again was an almost radical change. Approving the Dubious… Continue reading JCPS = Allergic to Real Change

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.

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