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”
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
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
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?
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, 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
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
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.
Dear JCPS, I am a JCPS student at Doss High School and I am here to share with you my opinion about the busing trouble you are facing this time. As everybody knows JCPS is in charge to transporting of children to a school outside their residential area as a means of achieving racial balance… Continue reading Busing Is Integration
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