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KY Supreme Court Hears JCPS Tax Increase Case
In the midst of everything else going on, on February 17, 2022, the Kentucky Supreme Court heard the arguments for and against the tax increase appearing on the ballot in November of 2020. Watch the KET recording here: https://www.ket.org/program/kentucky-supreme-court-coverage/kentucky-supreme-court-coverage-185814/ Below is a summary by WFPL Reporter, Jess Clark. https://wfpl.org/ky-supreme-court-hears-arguments-in-jcps-tax-case/ The Court did not give an… Continue reading KY Supreme Court Hears JCPS Tax Increase Case
Re: Student Assignment Plan Proposal
This message was sent via email to Board Member James Craig on Dec. 1, 2020, ahead of the Work Session on the Student Assignment Plan proposal discussion. Good evening, James, I wanted to reach out as your constituent, first to congratulate you on the tremendous strides toward equity and racial justice that the district is… Continue reading Re: Student Assignment Plan Proposal
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”
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
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
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?
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!”
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
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