A behind the scenes look at Kentucky's modern education reform history. The day was March 28, 2019. It was the last day of a 30-day legislative session. Teachers in the state's largest school district, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) had just successfully "sicked out" six of the last seven days legislature was in session. I… Continue reading ON THE TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Sickouts vs. Sellouts
Dear KY Senators, We've been Sold Out by Our Own Leaders! We need you to check out these slides and listen to the attached audio file before Monday. Thank you, Louisville (and JCPS) Stakeholders, Voters and Taxpayers
I was going to call this piece, "Wife of JCTA-Endorsed Legislator Receives Gift of Coveted JCPS Teaching Position Despite Continuously Crafting, Endorsing and Voting for Legislation that Harms JCPS Students and Taxpayers" but it took up too much space as a headline. This piece is about Jason Nemes, who serves in the Kentucky State House… Continue reading Gluttonous House Rep Shits Where He Eats, Accepts “Gift”
A Dose of Their Own Medicine, Perhaps House Bill 208 (#HB208), the “back-to-school bill,” started out with good intentions, or so they were led to believe. It was positioned to some legislators as a “funding bill.” They were told districts needed this new language in order for SEEK dollars to follow students because after the… Continue reading Will They Kill #HB208?
Dear JCPS, I have done a brief review of the Bellwether report commissioned by the SCALA education subgroup and I wanted to share some information that should call into question the validity of conclusions drawn by or from the report. Specifically, the Bellwether report cites a number of other reports that have been discredited when… Continue reading SCALA Bellwether Report Validity Should Be Questioned
This post is a work in progress. We are putting together a list of key #Louminati articles that were released, in the order they were released. We will soon be updating this post with our interpretation of how these stories fit in to the big picture. First, a reminder of the Hargens, Jones and Hudson… Continue reading #Louminati Articles Decoded
The list of funders for Bellwether Education Partners consists mainly of conservative privatization advocacy groups and charter schools / charter advocacy groups. Below are some examples… · Academy for Urban School Leadership · Academy Prep Foundation · ACE Charter Schools · Algiers Charter Schools Association · American Center for School Choice · American Enterprise Institute… Continue reading Belwether Education Partners Funders