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
My name is Dr. Shambra Mulder, one of the FCPS parents that was named in an article that you published by an "anonymous" writer about the Carter G. Woodson. First of all, I am appalled that you would allow someone to use people's names in a public way. Had the person not hid their name… Continue reading FCPS Parent Disputes Opinion Letter on Lexington’s CGW Academy
Dear JCPS, Take heed. The Males of Color Academy that is being proposed for JCPS is modeled after the Carter G. Woodson Academy in Fayette County. CGW is a "specialized program" here in Fayette County that sounds good in theory, but, in my opinion, it is our first unofficial attempt at a Charter-like private school… Continue reading Opinion: CGW Serves A Real “Who’s Who” List of Lexington Elites
Dear JCPS Board Members, Superintendent and District Leaders: Several parents, teachers, staff, administrators, students, community members have contacted us with questions and concerns regarding the proposed WEB DuBois school for "males of color." We are hoping that you can provide us with answers to the following more urgent questions: Where will the school be housed?… Continue reading Regarding the “Males of Color” School Proposal
Dear JCPS submitted the following open letter to JCPS Board Members, Superintendent and District Leaders Regarding the “Males of Color” School Proposal. The letter contains the a link to the following collection of questions and concerns that have been submitted to Dear JCPS since the work session on Aug. 23, where a magnet for "males of color" was… Continue reading More Questions and Comments From Stakeholders
Dear JCPS, If someone came up to me and said, "Can you make a school full of African American boys that gets outstanding test scores?" I would say, "If that's the kind of school you want, I can make it happen. I have a list of non-negotiables: It must be a full-district magnet without a… Continue reading Non-Negotiables Could Make ANY School a SUPERSCHOOL