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
Category: Privatization of Public Education
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?
Run for JCPS School Board!
Four of the seven JCPS Board of Education seats are up for grabs this November. If you've been thinking you would like to see things done differently in JCPS, this may be your chance to find someone to run for school board in your area, or maybe even file to run yourself! The deadline to… Continue reading Run for JCPS School Board!
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
“By Just One Vote” – Organized Crimes of the Kentucky Legislature
What else do you call it when the party in supermajority power continues to pass wildly unpopular legislation by just one vote? It certainly feels coordinated. As if everyone knows their part. Whether it's the confirmation of Gary Houchens in 2019 (Sen. Julie Raque Adams - District 36 in Jefferson County), or the passage of… Continue reading “By Just One Vote” – Organized Crimes of the Kentucky Legislature
Don’t Trust Charter Charlatans
Dear Kentucky Senators,Today at 1:00 PM, you will gavel in for day 57 of a 60 day session. Presumably, you will be asked to vote on HB9, the charter school funding mechanism bill, today or tomorrow, before the 10-day VETO period begins, allowing you enough time to override the Governor's veto. I beg you to… Continue reading Don’t Trust Charter Charlatans
Here is a podcast of the interview with mayoral candidate, Craig Greenberg, following the alleged attempted shooting by Black activist and journalist Quintez Brown. This will be updated as time allows. https://podcastaddict.com/episode/https%3A%2F%2Fdts.podtrac.com%2Fredirect.mp3%2Fapi.spreaker.com%2Fdownload%2Fepisode%2F48748192%2Fcraig_greenberg_talks_all_aspects_of_the_shooting_at_his_campaign_office.mp3&podcastId=3111026 Some quotes: "I'm more fortunate than most people who are shot at." "We have got to stop the gun violence." "I am a… Continue reading Craig Greenberg
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:
Complaint Filed with OEA
To every rumor, there is a seed of truth. Better Schools Kentucky (BSK) is the Political Action Committee (PAC) that decides who to endorse for state and local elections and where to spend resources and campaign contributions. We are aware of several abnormalities regarding the selection of those who are chosen to serve on… Continue reading Complaint Filed with OEA