District Boundaries, EARN the People's Vote, Privatization of Public Education, Racial Equity, Standardized Testing

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!

Admin, Pattern or Practice, Racial Equity

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

Police Free Schools, Privatization of Public Education, Racial Equity, Teachable Moment

Craig Greenberg

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

#Louminati, Privatization of Public Education, Racial Equity, Teacher Shortage

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

Budget, District Boundaries, EARN the People's Vote, Privatization of Public Education, Racial Equity

KY Supreme Court Hears JCPS Tax Increase Case

In the midst of everything else going on, on February 17, 2022, the Kentucky Supreme Court heard the arguments for and against the tax increase appearing on the ballot in November of 2020. Watch the KET recording here: https://www.ket.org/program/kentucky-supreme-court-coverage/kentucky-supreme-court-coverage-185814/ Below is a summary by WFPL Reporter, Jess Clark. https://wfpl.org/ky-supreme-court-hears-arguments-in-jcps-tax-case/ The Court did not give an… Continue reading KY Supreme Court Hears JCPS Tax Increase Case

Racial Equity, Teachable Moment

NFL = Not For (much) Long(er)

On Feb. 2, 2022, Brian Flores sued the NFL and three teams -- the Dolphins, Broncos and Giants -- alleging discrimination regarding his interview processes with Denver and New York and his firing last month by Miami. The 58-page lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday and seeks class-action status. Flores alleges he was "treated with disdain and held out as… Continue reading NFL = Not For (much) Long(er)

Police Free Schools, Racial Equity

HB63 Fails to Consider Black Experiences

As I sat and listened to a replay of Tuesdays' House Education Committee Hearing where HB 63 was FINALLY heard after three false starts, and white lawmakers shared testimonies of their favorable experiences with SROs, I couldn’t help but notice one thing. Not one of them put themselves in the shoes of Black people when… Continue reading HB63 Fails to Consider Black Experiences

Privatization of Public Education, Racial Equity

The Systematic Dismantling of Kentucky’s Public Schools Is Happening Right Now

Senate Bill 1, a title reserved for the bill of the highest priority, passed the Kentucky Senate in a rare Saturday session, just 5 days into this year's 60-day General Assembly. It is a heinous bill that undoes key components of KERA and puts the final nail in the SBDM coffins. The archived file is… Continue reading The Systematic Dismantling of Kentucky’s Public Schools Is Happening Right Now

Racial Equity

Bring “The Other America: An Anne Braden Story” to your school or venue!

The Squallis Puppeteers has a new puppet show out and it's super timely. And if you're one of the lucky winners, you could host an in-person screening at your school or venue. See our entire 1-hour interview or watch the 1-minute preview below, then click the link to find out how to enter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBusHB1aPo8 Click… Continue reading Bring “The Other America: An Anne Braden Story” to your school or venue!