As COVID cases continue to spike in Jefferson county and across the country, amidst a newly reported outbreak in respiratory virus infections, as well, Jefferson County's public school system is no exception. Add to the mix a vindictive Kentucky GOP supermajority that plotted and schemed with the likes of one-term governor, Matt Bevin, to pursue… Continue reading “Caught in the Middle”: Huge Discrepancies Found in JCPS COVID Dashboard
During a recent press conference, hosted by the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, a heckler began talking loudly to the crowd while one of our local community leaders, Vincent Gonzalez, was speaking. The press conference, which was held at Central High School ahead of the July 27, 2021 JCPS School Board Meeting, focused… Continue reading “Listen to the Black People!”
A coalition is forming! Join us as we band together to fight the latest attacks on public education and our people as lawmakers nationwide attempt to deny the right of every student to learn an accurate and comprehensive US History. Sign up for our email list to get updates on meetings, strategies and other ways… Continue reading Radical Right-Wing Groups Have Infiltrated JCPS Organizations and Are Spreading Misinformation
#PatternOrPracticeJCPS Series Now playing on Soundcloud, this week's episode of Save Our Schools With Dear JCPS is part of our new "Pattern or Practice" Series. This series features historical records from the Audio Archives tab. These podcasts attempt to tell the true stories of what really happened behind the scenes in JCPS as we continue… Continue reading NOW PLAYING: That time JCPS leaders conspired to vote an anti-racist off the district-wide Executive PTA Board.
Dear JCPS is publishing this piece as part of a series dedicated to identifying patterns or practices of discrimination in JCPS. To sign our petition to encourage the US Department of Justice to investigate JCPS and its outside entities, please click here. At this moment, JCTA PR's (Professional Representatives, also known as "building representatives") are… Continue reading “Duty of Obedience” in JCPS Organizations’ Bylaws Promotes “Pattern or Practice” of Discrimination
If there was ever an ideal time for students concerned about educational justice to "opt out" of high stakes testing, this is it! Due to the pandemic, the scores won't count, so why are they being administered at all? Because the federal government threatens to withhold badly needed funding if we don't keep doing things… Continue reading Refuse KPREP!
A new section of our website has been created to archive evidence and provide real-life examples of systemic or institutionalized racism within JCPS that have been documented by our group's organizers. Some of these patterns include: Second-hand racism/retaliation. Impossible/competing tasks. Manufactured evidence. Rigged elections. Denied or delayed responses to claims of discrimination. Some of the… Continue reading Pattern or Practice of Discrimination in JCPS
Fierce and ready with the facts, House Rep. Angie Hatton keeps forked-tongued Damon Thayer in his place while everyone's favorite Senator Morgan McGarvey says what everyone wants to hear. Unshaven Steve Rudy appeared to be a last-minute stand in.
In Kentucky, you can't technically "opt out" of state testing, but there are ways and good reasons to "refuse" them. We don't have all the answers, but we'll help you find them. Check out the content we are working on, not just for JCPS families, but across the state. We are all in this together. … Continue reading KPREP IS COMING!!!
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