With the announcement from the DOJ about LMPD, I'd like to bring a few other items to the public's attention by highlighting several examples of abuse of power, lies, fraud, cover-ups that we are aware of, not just in LMPD but also in JCPS. The "patterns and practices" cross over to other departments and other… Continue reading DOJ, Please Look at JCPS Next
Category: Pattern or Practice
Make Parents a (Legislative) Priority
Dear JCPS, I first started speaking at board meetings in 2013. We have always tried to be an ally to this board. We worked to support your efforts to remove an ineffective leader. We organized to replace a board member who gave her cover. https://youtu.be/GFFzB9HBAmM (Watch the 3 minute speech here.) Throughout the years… Continue reading Make Parents a (Legislative) Priority
All Eyes on JCPS
Friends, JCPS is having a board meeting tonight, starting at 6 PM. Meanwhile, the folks who have been using JCPS Board meetings and dogwhistles to recruit and mobilize for their hate group continue to put pressure on board members. This is not hyperbole. They've already tried and failed a couple of times. Following the August… Continue reading All Eyes on JCPS
What’s in a Tweet?
On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, I was lured to Twitter by a random notification that Louisville's illustrious junior education reporter had Tweeted something we all needed to keep our eyes on. Turns out, it was about me, or so I thought. The tweet read, https://twitter.com/oliviakrauth/status/1542309944795471878?s=20&t=FvhdBehI64RmSep3Xq4CzA Aware that I had at least two examples of a… Continue reading What’s in a Tweet?
A Year Later, More Retribution
FROM THE ARCHIVES Below is an email I sent, as well as a disappointing response I received, following a meeting we had with Dr. Pollio and Amy Dennes regarding offering parking and a shuttle for families attending Showcase of Schools in 2017. From: Gay Adelmann [mailto:email@example.com]Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 9:33 AMTo: firstname.lastname@example.org; Dennes, Amy P <email@example.com>Subject: Fwd: We… Continue reading A Year Later, More Retribution
Privatizers In Our Midst
I can't say for sure what makes everyone tick, but what I can do is notice when a person's actions don't align with their words, or when they do things that cause harm to people they claim to be trying to help, despite us literally telling them to their faces that their behaviors are harmful.… Continue reading Privatizers In Our Midst
After the Sit In at Central High School
The sound cut out during our livestream, but I was able to reconstruct it for you here. Please watch and share. https://youtu.be/2RsWeJQgg-o If you feel you may have witnessed or experienced what may amount to a pattern or practice of discrimination in JCPS, bullying or coverups, or retaliation for reporting it, please complete our… Continue reading After the Sit In at Central High School
And It’s Only Monday!
Between the weekend hubbub over the “Russian assets” in teachers’ pensions, to the lawsuit that was announced against JCPS this morning, we haven’t had a moment to rest. Much less process what it all means, but in case you missed it, here is a recap:
Pattern or Practice: Falsified Reports
In solidarity with the four brave female US Olympic gymnasts who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, we are releasing more details of a situation we became aware of last year. We want victims to know they are not alone. As we continue our series on “patterns or practices” of wrongdoing in… Continue reading Pattern or Practice: Falsified Reports
White Teacher to Student: “You’re Just Going to Be Another Black Boy Shot”
A top story out in today's Courier-Journal reveals a sordid history of abuse, misconduct and denial, inside and outside of the classroom for William Bennett, the Science teacher at Moore High School who was recently involved in an altercation with a student after telling him he was just going to be "another Black boy shot."… Continue reading White Teacher to Student: “You’re Just Going to Be Another Black Boy Shot”