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
Someone sent us a copy of the email they sent to their board member and we are sharing it with their permission: Good morning, (Withheld), I had a few things I wanted to add to the message that I sent you via email a couple of days ago. I tried to call the phone number… Continue reading Follow the Science and Keep Us Safe
I am. I'm tired of people in positions of power ignoring or even disrespecting concerns that are brought forward by authentic JCPS stakeholders. I'm tired of them cherry picking what data or science they follow or even spreading disinformation in order to further their own political agendas. The mask survey that was conducted by the… Continue reading Aren’t You Tired of It?
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 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”
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
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 Dose of Their Own Medicine, Perhaps House Bill 208 (#HB208), the “back-to-school bill,” started out with good intentions, or so they were led to believe. It was positioned to some legislators as a “funding bill.” They were told districts needed this new language in order for SEEK dollars to follow students because after the… Continue reading Will They Kill #HB208?
In a recent letter from ACRE, https://acrecampaigns.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Letter-to-Schwarzman.pdf A Huge Wall Street Scandal Just Exploded In Kentucky Jacobin Magazine, July 22, 2020 Kentucky sues Blackstone and KKR over fund performance Financial Times, July 22, 2020 Lawmakers Push To Defund The Insurrection Legislators request review of pension investments flowing to Wall Street firms whose execs funded groups… Continue reading Are Teachers’ Pension Assets Tied to the Insurrection?
Illustration for Dramatic purposes: Let’s say there’s a school district somewhere that has approximately 18,000 employees and 95,000 students. Now, let’s imagine if everyone in that district caught COVID-19. Since we know approximately 1 in every 50 people who catches COVID dies, that would mean somewhere around 360 employees and 1,900 students… Continue reading Could You Make A List?