Accountability, Behavior/Discipline, District Boundaries, Privatization of Public Education, Standardized Testing, Student Assignment, Teacher Shortage, Vision: 2020

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”

Anonymous Letter Campaign, Privatization of Public Education

An Open Letter From Valley High School Parent

This is in regards to the Valley High School state findings, that the current interim principal is not fit for the school. I would have to DISAGREE with the findings at Valley High School. Mr. Gossett was giving the interim principal role just a few months ago, when our principal ran into some health issues.… Continue reading An Open Letter From Valley High School Parent

Privatization of Public Education

Is a JCPS Takeover Bevin’s Charter School CheckMate?

It's no secret, Bevin wants to bring charters to Kentucky, and it's also no secret he intends to start in Louisville's West End. He said so. It's also no secret, he's been making plays from the #ALECPlaybook to accomplish this goal. From attacking pensions, to attacking teachers for standing up for their students, we've seen… Continue reading Is a JCPS Takeover Bevin’s Charter School CheckMate?

Accountability, Privatization of Public Education, Student Assignment

Please Sign Our Petition

#EndSchoolClosures Put #StudentAssignmentFirst #StopTheStateTakeover of @JCPSKY. #WeChoose Equity Dear JCPS, I am opposed to any plan to close and/or merge schools, or build any new schools, until a new student assignment plan has been finalized. https://dearjcps.com/petition/ Thank you! For more information, check out the following links: https://dearjcps.com/wechoose-equity/

District Boundaries, Privatization of Public Education, Student Assignment

#WeChoose Equity

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

Privatization of Public Education, Standardized Testing

A Thermometer Never Made Anyone Well

Dear KBE members, Public school advocates such as myself do not disagree that Kentucky is graduating some of its students with fewer skills than should be considered "college-ready." However, adding more requirements to graduate, without adding resources and supports to ensure they can meet these goals, is tantamount to adding more thermometers to a patient's… Continue reading A Thermometer Never Made Anyone Well

Privatization of Public Education, Standardized Testing

Letter to Kentucky Board of Education About New Graduation Requirements

Dear KBE, With the vote on new graduation requirements looming, several educational organizations and leaders have already named specific concerns with many aspects of the Kentucky Departments of Education’s proposal.  The issues they’ve identified should be sufficient to at least pause the approval of the proposal.  But, the debate has become one over details which… Continue reading Letter to Kentucky Board of Education About New Graduation Requirements

Accountability, Privatization of Public Education, Teacher Shortage

Teacher “Over the Edge” Regarding Lower Certification Standards

September 3 at 9:37 PM Dear JCPS, Pardon me while I rant! The recent news that the state is lowering its standards for teacher certification, no longer requiring a Master's Degree, has put me over the edge. Besides the feeling of cheapening my degree, and those of my colleagues, this news comes just a few… Continue reading Teacher “Over the Edge” Regarding Lower Certification Standards